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Password Best Practices to Follow

Don't use personal information in your passwords

Easy passwords, such as password123 or your dog’s name, are simple to remember but also simple for cybercriminals to crack. Your first line of defense against cybercriminals breaking into your online accounts and stealing your personal data is to use strong, one-of-a-kind passwords. Strong passwords should be long, complex and difficult to remember.

A strong password has:

  • At least 12 characters, and preferably more
  • Both UPPERCASE and lowercase letters
  • Both letters and numbers
  • At least one special character, such as ! @ # ?

Don't reuse passwords

Reusing the same passwords puts you at risk of a cyber attack, such as credential stuffing. A credential stuffing attack is when a cybercriminal takes leaked credentials from one site and uses them on multiple sites in an attempt to gain access to your accounts. This attack works on the assumption that people often use the same username and password across multiple sites.

Don't share passwords in unencrypted formats

Sharing your passwords insecurely through email, text message, Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp, Slack, Discord, etc., leaves you at a higher risk of having your accounts compromised. Experts advise to never share your passwords, but if you absolutely must, we highly recommend sharing your passwords securely with the help of a password manager.

FAQs on password security

Is the Keeper password generator safe to use?

Yes, the Keeper password generator is entirely safe for general use. Using Keeper's random password generator is safer and more secure than coming up with a password on your own.

Do all of my accounts need a unique password?

Yes, security experts recommend using strong, unique passwords for each of your online services and accounts. Don't ever reuse passwords. The security of all your accounts is in danger if you use the same password for everything.

How often should I change my password?

We urge you to change your password at least every 6 months to a year. Although, if you suspect any suspicious activity on any of your accounts, we suggest you change your password immediately.

What are the most common password mistakes?

Many people fall victim to creating a password that would be easy for them to remember. For example, your dog's name, your last name followed with “123”, your birthday, etc. Easy-to-remember passwords can allow anyone to gain access to your accounts. Here are some examples of the most common password mistakes:

  • Using the same password for every account
  • Using personal information in passwords
  • Using passwords that are too short
  • Not storing passwords in a password vault

Overall, strong passwords should be long, complex and difficult to remember. Learn more about how to create strong passwords.

The Best Solution for Generating Strong Passwords

Generating strong passwords is important, but without securely storing them in a password manager like Keeper, you're putting your passwords and other personal information at risk of a devastating cyber attack. Keeper Password Manager generates strong, unique passwords for all of your apps and accounts, and stores them in a secure digital vault that you can access from any device, running any operating system. You'll never lose or forget another password again!

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