Here you will find some resources to better protect your private information, and increase your password strength.
DO NOT SHARE IT
You are responsible for anything your account does, so why trust someone else with that ability? It’s also likely a violation of the terms-of-use of your banking, shopping, and social media sites to share your passwords for these sites with others. Besides that, it’s just a bad idea. Depending on the site or app, someone who has your password can impersonate you, change or delete your financial information, make purchases as you, or damage your reputation. The results are lost time, money, and embarrassment.
Instead of a password, try a passphrase. For example, “I am getting my degree in Bio Sci and will graduate in Spring 2018” becomes: “IagmdiBSawgiS2018”; a password both secure and easy to remember!
Creating a strong password.
USE A UNIQUE PASSWORD FOR EACH ACCOUNT
Using the same password for multiple accounts is extremely risky. If your password is stolen, not only does the thief have access to that account, but all other accounts which use the same password. Using multiple passwords helps limit the scope of damage that cyber criminals are able to do. With this added security comes the cost of remembering many passwords. Rest assured, there are a variety of password managers that can help ease this process, some of which come preinstalled and can even suggest secure passwords such as Apple’s “Keychain”.