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Do you reuse your passwords?


Do you reuse your passwords?

Reusing your passwords from one platform to another can make it easy for hackers to access your accounts and personal information.

When choosing a new password, avoid simple passwords that can be easily hacked. For example, your password shouldn't include personal information such as birthdays, family members' names, or phone numbers.

Longer passwords are more secure than shorter passwords. Ideally, your password should be between 8 and 20 characters, including a mix of upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and special characters.

Enable and use Multi-factor authentication to add another layer of protection. Multi-factor authentication requires you to log in with both a password and a special time-sensitive code sent to your device.

You should update your passwords at least every three months. Regularly updating your passwords limits your chances of hackers gaining unauthorized access to your accounts.

If you are told you have a virus on your computer, run your own anti-virus scan and always refer to a trusted source for tech support. Never provide anyone remote access to your mobile devices, laptops, or computers.


Disclaimer: Any reference made in this blog to a specific product, process, or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement by Connected Credit Union of the product, process, or service, or its producer or provider.

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