While websites have gotten a lot more secure over the years, scammers too have found better ways to steal your information. This is why it’s more important than ever to make your passwords as strong as possible.
“Choosing a good password is vital to being secure online as it reduces the risk of becoming a victim of identity theft,” says Nigel Hedges, Technical Services Manager for Kaspersky Lab Australia and New Zealand. “A strong password protects your confidential data and makes it harder for cybercriminals to access valuable personal information and fraudulently obtain goods and services in your name or steal your money.”
There are easy things you can do to make yourself more secure. One such way is to add a number followed by an exclamation or a question mark to your password. Just taking a word like “cheese” and adding “42!” makes your password harder to crack for pirates.