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The 25 most popular passwords of 2012
Why having a strong password important:
If you use a simple password or the same password for multiple accounts, the chances of someone gaining access to your details is much higher. To help you protect your accounts we have added a new password strength indicator on our sign-in page. You will notice that when you type in your password, a little coloured bar indicates if your password is weak, medium or strong. If it’s weak we will gently remind you to change it.
How you can make your password stronger:
It’s important to create a strong password that you won’t forget. You can start with a sentence or a few words that mean something important to you. You can remove the spaces between the words, turn words into shorthand or intentionally misspell a word. You can then add length with numbers that are meaningful to you after the sentence.
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