Protect your data while online. Read and use this password security guide to create strong and secure passwords.
Safe and Strong Passwords
- Information that is not easy to guess. Do not use personal information such as your name, date of birth, or driver's license number for your keywords. If your identity card is lost, other people can access all your accounts on the Internet.
- Combine uppercase and lowercase letters, symbols, and numbers. The more varied your passwords, the more difficult to guess. Use at least one number and one uppercase letter.
- Consisting of at least eight or more characters. The longer the password, the safer.
- Avoid sequential or repetitive characters. For example: 12345678, 222222, abcdefg, or adjacent characters on the keyboard (QWERTY).
- Different from the keywords you use for other sites. If not, if someone gets the password, they can use it to access your account on another site.
Maintaining Password Security
- Keep updating. Change your password regularly, at least once a year. The more often, the better.
- Keep it safe. Please note of your password in a safe place. If you can memorize it even better
- Don't tell others. Never give out your password to anyone, even to friends.
- Don't reuse old passwords. Create new and unique passwords.
- Use anti-virus software. Complete your computer with anti-virus software.
- Even if you have secure keywords, a computer virus can hack someone else's account.
- Be careful. If you get an email asking you to change your passwords or provide personal information, beware. Even if it seems to come from a legitimate company.
- Type in the site address yourself. Instead of clicking on the link in the email, it's better to type the site URL in your browser's address bar.
Tips For Access From Cellular Devices
- Lock your mobile device with a certain code. Many devices can be locked so the only way to use them is to type in a code or password.
- Without a 'password', a lost or stolen device can easily be used to access personal information, make calls, or send text that looks as if it came from you.