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People and organizations continue to embrace the use of the internet and information technology increasingly. As this continues to happen, cybercriminals continue to get more opportunities to undertake cybercriminal activities on people and organizations connected to the internet. These criminals may go to any extent to collect passwords which will lead to them to accessing unauthorized information that may be private to a person or sensitive to an organization. Cybercriminals do the most damage to businesses and organizations since they have either a financial motive or are interested in corporate espionage. Having secure passwords is essential to countering threats by cybercriminals. It is, therefore, necessary to undertake the following steps in securing your passwords. Ensuring that the password is strong and unique. A password is strong if it has more than eight characters, a small case and uppercase letter, symbol, and a number. This makes it difficult for a hacker to crack. A unique password should be hard to guess.

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