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Safer Internet Day: How To Create The Unbreakable Password

10/02/2015 10:03 GMT | Updated 10/02/2015 14:59 GMT

Our passwords are terrible. They have been for a while now, and as this damming article proves, we're not getting any better.

It's actually not your fault though. The expectations have become unreasonable. It's hard enough remembering one password that's a collection of symbols, letters and numbers, now try remembering over 20 of them.

In fact a recent study found that 30 per cent of us haven't created complex passwords and 21 per cent have done even less by not taking any steps to protect themselves online.

This is thankfully where technology can actually start helping technology. Using ultra-secure connections and backup password managers can both create unhackable passwords and then store them all somewhere safe so ultimately, all you have to remember is one single password.

Sadly they're not free, and while many of us are used to heading over to the App Store and filling up on the freebies, this service is going to be worth the investment.

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Password managers also take time to set up, so you'll need to put aside an evening where you can write down all the accounts you use and then go through each one, creating a new password and then saving it to the password manager.

Thankfully the three largest services are now so automated that all you'll have to do is move the mouse a bit and click it every once in a while.

Once it's done though it's done, and you'll have just secured yourself from a whole world of trouble whether it's credit card fraud, receiving an avalanche of spam (if you don't get it already) and more.

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