If you use passwords with things like birthdays,
anniversaries or other special significance they
make it easier for people to crack. The same goes
for the names of family members, pets, ex’s or the
type of car you drive or favorite vacation spots.
Too many people use these because they are easy to remember.
The problem is if you post anything to social media on those
dates or photos tagged with thet name it’s even easier to
crack your password. You should be using a password of at
least 8 to 10 characters and use mixed case, upper and lower
and even use a few special characters. Each special char and
extra char use in the password makes it exponentialy tougher
You should also never use the same password on multiple sites.
If someone does get into an account, say your email, they can
go to other site of yours and ask for a password reset.
It then gets sent to that email address and they can change it
and lock you out of you accounts or worse. It’s scary to think
but it happens. It gets worse the more we use different
social media accounts and expose personal information.
If you feel you have been hacked, run some anti virus software.
Then change all of you password accounts.