For many years I used one single password everywhere. It was a dictionary word. That is a very bad practice.
No, I didn't get hacked or lose anything. But I have changed my ways. Now I use a Strong Password.
Instead of something like "garden" or "teacher" you should use something like Oplu*Bytner52 orMhall84wfwwaS!. The last one is the first letters of "Mary had a little lamb 84 whose fleece was white as Snow!" Include upper case, lower case, numbers and symbols. Don't use words found in the dictionary. Keep a copy of passwords in your wallet or purse. But on the little note card put lots of fake passwords, too. And you could write the correct one backwards.
Strengthen your passwords now. In my next post I will tell of a good online Password Safe called Last Pass
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