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To create a strong password, you should use a mix of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
Once you’ve given one account a strong password, don’t reuse that password for other accounts — doing so means that if one account is hacked, all of your accounts can be compromised.
Using a password manager will help you keep track of your passwords, and allow you to create strong passwords for every account.
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Passwords can be immensely annoying, especially if you have many different accounts. Eventually, something will come along to replace them — many modern smartphones already use face or fingerprint scanners.
But right now, we have to use passwords. This means that you should know how to create strong and unique passwords to protect your accounts.