Use strong passwords

Use strong passwords

Do you know what makes a strong password?

To learn about creating a strong password, please visit the UK government's web page on strong passwords.

Please ensure you don't re-use passwords between multiple sites or systems. Each of your logins should have a unique password.

Make sure you’re using a password manager. A password manager can generate strong passwords for you and store them securely. You should choose a password manager that suits your budget and the operating systems and devices you use most often. Some of the leading brands of password managers include:

Google Password Manager (free)
Lastpass (free version available)
Sticky Password (free version available)
KeePass (free)
RoboForm (free version available)

You should set up 2-factor authentication (2FA) on your online accounts. Hundreds of big services provide 2FA and the National Cyber Security Centre calls 2FA
"the single best thing you can do to improve the security of your important accounts."

For more information, please see:

Learn all about 2-factor authentication (2FA)

The best free password manager 2018

The National Cyber Security Centre on password managers

Generate a secure password