You’ve probably heard how even companies like Adobe or Target or many others cannot be relied upon to keep your details safe anymore. In fact, if you use the same password on more than one site then the chances are that eventually your password will be out in the open along with your email address – for everything.
So it’s time your password wasn’t the same for any two things – how do you do this? You should set a password with a variable and stick to it. So, for example:
Plus a capital letter: intervieW
Plus a special character: &
Plus a number: 55
Plus a variable: the letter after the first letter of whatever you are trying to log in to
For Facebook: intervieW&55g
For Google: intervieW&55h
For Twitter: intervieW&55u
Don’t follow what I’ve suggested here – I don’t – but this kind of pattern will make it harder to guess your password and easy for you to remember. Just remember to stick to it.
What else should you do?
2-step verification is an absolute must for any admin users – this means that you will be sent an SMS message when someone tries to log in to your account on a new device. So the user would need to have access to your mobile phone as well as your password.
PS. The most common passwords of 2013 are as follows so if you’re using one of these then you’re truly in trouble.