5. Create Strong Passwords
Be creative when composing a password. Do not use an easy combination, such as your birthday, which a cybercriminal can easily guess. Select a mix of numbers, special characters, and lower and upper-case letters. It is recommended to create a strong and personalized password for every account rather than repeating the same password, as it increases the probability of being compromised by a single hack.
A password manager tool can assist you to generate and remember strong passwords for each individual account. It is the single most effective strategy you can use to protect your privacy online. Password managers appear complicated to set up, but it works with your settings. Just browse normally, when you sign into different social media accounts, the password manager stores all your passwords and recommends tweaking duplicate or weak passwords, and can even come up with ultra-secure passwords for you.
Don’t forget to modify the original passwords of any devices in your house: your alarms, home internet router, security cameras, and even smart bulbs, in some cases. Using two-step authentication when feasible for online accounts should become second nature.