The last thing you want is for someone to guess your password and get access to your email. That’s why you should try to make your password as meaningless as possible. Make sure you don’t tell anyone – even loved ones! – your password, and never use the same password for all your different accounts.
An example of a bad password: smith
An example of a good password: 5m1th00
Here are some other ways you can protect yourself online:
- If it is available, use a second authentication method (ex. once you attempt to log in, you are sent a text message to confirm.)
- If you are asked a personal security question when setting up an account, give fake answers. (Write the answers down so you don’t forget!)
- Try to remove your online presence. Frontier Identity Protection service provides some of these features.
- Create a separate and unique email address that you can use for registering for accounts online.
- Use a password manager. This keeps all of your passwords in once place and encrypts them as well.
Wondering how secure your password is? Visit: Microsoft's Password Checker.