It should come as no surprise to you that accounts are being hacked on a daily basis. With so much of our lives online we are making hackers jobs really easy. Hackers have programs that can crack passwords in minutes. This is know as brute force attacks. When we use common numbers and terms we make it to easy for the hacker.
The type of passwords that were recommended yesterday are mandatory today. You should have different passwords for different type of accounts. You can keep a list of these passwords in an encrypted program. Your password must contact an upper case letter, number and a special symbol like the ones that can be found on the number keys on top of your keyboard. This is mandatory in today’s environment.
With the popularity of social networks like Facebook and Twitter, what you thought was safe is no longer safe. A potential hacker can build a file on you from your profile and your friends profiles. With this information the hacker has potential passwords or challenge questions to your passwords.
So just keep in mind that anything that you ever shared online can still be there even if you deleted it on your end. Change your passwords quarterly and segment them into groups.