Your emails contain a lot of information about you, so it’s crucial you make your email password strong. If criminals get into your email account, they could access personal information that could be used to scam you or others. To make it harder for them, always use an email password that you haven’t used elsewhere. Your email inbox can also act as a ‘gateway’ to your other accounts. Once they can access it, a criminal could use the ‘forgot password’ option to request emails enabling them to get into other accounts, such as your social media.
Creating your email password.
You can use a combination of three random words to creates passwords that are long enough and strong enough. Avoid words that can be guessed, like your pet’s name or birth month. Adding numbers and symbols is a good way to make your password even harder to guess.
You can Use a reputable password manager. Dedicated password management tools offer more advanced security features than browser-based password managers. They often encrypt your passwords with a master password that is not stored on the device.
How to check if one of your online accounts may have been compromised.