Password Security Best Practices

    Passwords should be a minimum of 8 characters (the longer the better) and complex. They should contain upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols.

    Never use the same password across accounts. If one of your accounts gets compromised, it is a sure bet the hacker will try to access your other accounts.

    Passwords should be unique and not include any information that is public or easily found on the internet or social media. This would include your birthday, nickname, pet’s name, etc.

    It is a good rule of thumb to never share your passwords and to change them regularly.

    Use a password manager. Password managers generate strong passwords and store them in a secure vault.

    If multifactor authentication (MFA) is available, it is a good practice to activate it. MFA is a second form of authentication where you will receive an access code via a text message, email message or phone call.