Passwords have become necessary for just about everything on the Internet. When seniors login to sites like Facebook, email and social media accounts, they are granted access only after entering a personal password. In a world full of swindlers and computer hackers, seniors should make it a point to develop passwords that are not easy for criminals to crack.
Believe it or not, the most commonly used online password is “123456,” followed by “12345.” In fact, almost one million people use passwords comprised of nothing more than five consecutive numbers. To err on the side of caution, seniors are encouraged not to use these types of passwords, as they make it easy for hackers to gain access to personal accounts.
So, how can seniors come up with (and keep) a secure online password? Check out the following tips:
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