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How do I choose a strong password?

Last Updated: Feb 07, 2014  |  31 Views

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The Federal Trade Commission provides the following tips for choosing strong passwords:

  • Don’t use your name or birthdate — try to be unpredictable
  • Make your password at least 10 to 12 characters long, and use a mix of letters, numbers, and special characters
  • Don’t use the same password for multiple accounts
  • Keep your passwords in a secure place, and don’t share them with anyone — especially over the phone, in texts, or by email

If you'd like extra help choosing a password, try the Strong Password Generator or Secure Password Generator.

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