Trying to come up with and remember different passwords for all different online accounts you use is a huge pain in the neck. We get it. One website requires a symbol, and another requires 14 characters. Meanwhile, your bank requires 10 characters, four PIN numbers and the answer to a secret question.
Some of us have trouble remembering just one password so we make ours super easy to remember, like “password” or “qwerty” or “12345” and then use it for every single online account we have. If you fall into that category, you’re opening yourself up for disaster. Here is why you need different passwords for different logins.
Say you use the same password for your Gmail, your Amazon and the account you use to order gift cards at a 10-percent discount for client gifts. One day, the gift card website is hacked. Not only do the crooks get your credit card info, they also get the list of all the website’s users and those users’ passwords. Then, they publish these freely on the internet.
But if you use different passwords for all your accounts, you’re safe despite any crisis that may arise. Make sure you practice good password security.