Previously, we have sent out many security tips regarding passwords. The method we suggest to remember your passwords is to create a “root” password based on something personal. For example, if you love to cook, your root password could be something like “HappyCooking!2.” This “root” can now be tweaked each time the password is registered on a new site. Some examples:

Amazon: HappyCooking!2AN

Citibank: HappyCooking!2CK

This example uses the first and last letter of the website to make the root unique, but this method can be modified in many ways to fine-tune it to your own personal needs.

Although this is ideal, we know it is not always the case and everyone is guilty of some password repeating. We understand it can be a hassle to transition all your passwords to this system. Luckily if you use the same passwords for sites that don’t gather personal information, you’re relatively okay.

The problem arises when one of these sites gets hacked and you’ve used this SAME password for sites that DO contain sensitive information, which are now easily accessible to hackers. The ONE password that we cannot stress enough to make unique is your EMAIL PASSWORD. This will prevent hackers from easily gaining access to all of your sensitive information.

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