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How to pick a secure password

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Sean McManus, author of Social Networking for the Older and Wiser, provides some tips to help you think up secure passwords to protect your social networking accounts.

Your password is like the key to your door: it's what gives you, and only you, access to your account. So you need to make sure it's secure, and can't be easily guessed by someone else. At the same time, a random bashing of the keyboard like 'ghfkqp#didbmn15' might be highly secure, but it's not particularly memorable. Here are some tips for picking a good password:

It's not very likely anyone will try to get into your account, but it's sensible to minimise your risk. You can use these same tips for all your social networking accounts, your online shopping accounts and anywhere else you need to pick a password.

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