Important online password safety tips

Change your passwords every 60 to 90 days

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP)– Technology has expanded our ability to manage our financial lives online, but that can also make your personal information more available to hackers. 22News is working for you with ways that you can make sure you keep that information protected.

It may be easier to have just one or two passwords for your online accounts, but the experts say that may not keep your information safe from hackers.

Brian Sullivan, from Northeast IT Systems in West Springfield, said a few really strong passwords are better than a dozen different ones.

His other idea is to avoid one word passwords. Instead try using a sentence that you can easily remember. Sullivan also suggests changing your passwords every 60 to 90 days, or sooner if possible.

Sullivan also says not to use things people know about your like your pet’s name, your grandmother’s name, or your street name.

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