1. It all starts with the dictionary (and trying to avoid using it).
2. In fact, if your passwords contains any of these things, you should think about changing them.
3. Ready to build a new password? Then you need a mix of uppercase, lowercase, numbers, AND symbols.
4. The more random you are, the more you become a huge pain in the backside for any potential cracker.
5. (However, replacing the odd letter with a number doesn't count.)
6. Even when you think you're being unpredictable, you may still be predictable.
7. One trick is to use the initials of a memorable phrase. Can you figure out the examples below?
8. However, a strong password is only half the battle.
9. This is why two-step authentication is important (despite being kinda annoying).
10. You can visit TwoFactorAuth.org to find out which sites offer two-step security.
11. Just remember to add a back-up phone number, in case yours goes missing.
12. DON'T be tempted to reuse passwords.
13. You'll need a unique, strong password for every major site you use, so get a password manager to organise them.
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