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Creating Secure Passwords for Your Online Activities

By Penny - Freelance Writer - Article Added ( 03/05/2009 )

If you engage in several online activities, you will find it may be confusing to either come up with a password that is easy for you to remember or one that no one else could guess.  Interest security passwords should be something that will be easy for you to remember, but not so easy that anyone could figure it out.  The following are some helpful hints to assist you in coming up with the best Internet security passwords.

Do Not Use The Obvious

When choosing your Internet security passwords, never use the obvious.  This includes the username of your network, your birthday, phone number, or even the word password.  Many people often find themselves the victim of an online security breach when they use Internet security passwords that are so obvious to anyone. 

Do Not Use Words in Dictionary

When choosing the best Internet security passwords, you will want to make sure you do not use words in the dictionary.  Unfortunately, there is software that can be used to find your password.  This software goes through words of the dictionary to detect what your password is and once they find it, you may have just become the newest victim of identity theft.  If you find that you will only remember a word that can be found in the dictionary, spice it up by adding a number to the beginning or end of the word. 

Never Use The Same Password

One of the best things you can do is to never use the same Internet security passwords for different websites.  If you use the same password for all the sites you visit, anyone who has your password will be able to get all of your information.  Reduce the risk of having all of your information found by creating new passwords for every website.

Creating Unique Passwords

The best Internet security passwords are those that have a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.  For added security, use both uppercase and lowercase letters.  For example, Red_hat1!  This password uses everything. 

Do Not Write Them Down

Once you come up with your Internet security passwords, do not write them down.  One of the most common mistakes people make is to either write them down in a notebook or keep them on a document on the computer. 

Unfortunately, identity theft is becoming a common occurrence.  Do whatever you can to protect yourself.  Creating Internet security passwords that are unique and a combination of numbers, letters, and symbols could prevent you from becoming another victim.

Source: Self

About The Author: Penny Harmon

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