How can you protect your passwords?
Phishing, stolen credentials, and human error challenge your password security. Take action and improve your defense against them.
- With the LastPass built-in password generator you don’t need to fuss with thinking of new passwords. LastPass will generate a unique password for each account you create.
- Make sure your passwords are at least 12 characters long and contain letters, numbers, and special characters.
- Don’t use any personally identifiable information in your passwords.
- Avoid password reuse with the security dashboard, which alerts you to take proactive action when you’ve reused a password or created a weak one.
- When you create a password on your own, use random characters, but don't follow easy-to-recognize patterns – e.g. “qwert” or “12345.”
- Never share your passwords via email or text message. Share your sensitive information with friends and family through LastPass’ secure password sharing.
- Avoid using similar passwords that change only a single word or character.
- Update passwords after every three months.
- Use a password manager like LastPass to save your passwords, it keeps your information protected from attacks or snooping.