Password Guidance

Protect your passwords

If your passwords are sufficiently complex, they’re harder to guess, and they can help to protect your online accounts.

Our tips below help you to create a strong password and stay safe.

There are many simple things you can do to stay safe online.

Choosing a strong password is a good place to start. But you'll need to pick a different one for every account you own.

Password protection tips

  • Create a strong password
    • You can create a strong password by choosing three random words. To keep it safe from other people, do not share it or write it down.
    • To make a password even harder to guess, you can add numbers or special characters and include a mix of upper and lower case letters. The longer the password, the stronger it is.
  • Protect all of your accounts
    • Your first line of defence is your email account. It can hold a lot of your personal details and be used to get into your other online accounts.
    • If you don’t have one already, pick a new strong password for your email account. Then do the same for all your other accounts, like:
      • Online banking account
      • Social media accounts
  • Save your passwords
    • Use a different, strong password for each account you have. You can use your browser to help you remember them all.
    • Your browser settings should let you save each password. Browser security is very good, so it’s a safe thing to do and makes it easier to log in.
  • How extra security works
    • If an account asks you to set security questions, try to avoid using personal details (these can be easier for other people to guess).
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