Better Business Bureau wants everyone to change their passwords today

Saskatchewan's Better Business Bureau would like to remind you that changeme1234 is not an acceptable password.

For the second year in a row, the bureau is holding National Password Day as a way to remind people about the importance of staying safe online.

With the rise of social media and e-commerce, having a secure password has never been more important.

The group is asking everyone to take 30 minutes on Wednesday to change their passwords. That includes bank accounts, e-mail accounts, social media networks and even point-of-sale equipment.

The bureau said passwords should be changed at least two to three times every year.

Here are a few tips on choosing a strong password:

- Use at least 12 characters

- Use upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols

- Avoid words found in the dictionary

- Avoid using family names