Have you ever wondered why it’s actually important to have good passwords? You might think it’s not really a big deal to have a weak password for your email account. After all – let’s just say for the sake of argument you don’t have anything important in there. But if that email is connected to your bank account or something like that (and it probably is) then things can get interesting with a bad password. If I can hack your email password, then I can go over to your bank’s website, say I’ve forgotten the password, and have a new one emailed to me. Now I’m in your bank account. It’s really that easy.
Even if you don’t care about that account with a weak password, it’s probably linked to something you DO care about. So that’s why it’s important to have good passwords across the board! If you need help creating a strong password Google provides some hints and tips in this article.
If you have problems remembering all you different passwords for different accounts we recommend using a ‘Password Manager’ such as the highly recommended (and free!) Dashlane