Change your password guide

What you share on social media could be used by hackers to steal your identity or get into your online accounts. Be careful
about who sees what.

Make each password unique
Use a different password for every online account. This means if an attacker gets hold of one of your passwords, they can’t get into all your accounts.

Keep your passwords safe
To make it easy to remember all your different passwords, use a password manager. That way you only need to remember one login (so make sure it’s a strong one!).

Don’t use personal information
Your name, your pet’s name or your partner’s name are password no-no’s –attackers can find this info online, especially through social media.

Make your passwords long and strong
A passphrase of four or more words is just as strong as a 10 character password that uses numbers, letters and symbols

For more tips on stepping up your cyber security, go to www.cert.govt.nz/cybersmart

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