Create a good password and keep your password safe.
Passwords must meet all of the following criteria:
Additionally, when registering for a new account, passwords cannot contain $ ' ! : " or SPACE.
A handy way to make a difficult-to-guess password is to take a short phrase and make an uncommon or nonexistent word that you can easily remember. Replace letters with punctuation and numbers that look like letters and capitalize some letters. For example:
Don't use these—make up your own!
Strong passwords keep your account and personal information secure from hackers who want to make money by selling your information.
In this age of social media, even personal details that might be a basis for your passwords can be discovered by hackers trying to gain access to your accounts. Sophisticated programs can crack dictionary words and even any password shorter than seven characters.