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