It should not be taken lightly. Whether you are signing on to your PC, tablet, phone, email account, bank account, etc. you MUST employ a strong password. You would be SHOCKED at how many people use the word “password” or “12345”, or the like, as their password. Weak passwords have proven time and again to be the culprit in many, many successful hack attacks. Some of these “hacks” have been discussed widely. It seems you cannot browse the TV news or internet news outlets without a cyber-attack or compromise being a lead story.
Keep these simple tips in mind when changing and creating your password.
Joekoval - 1 minute
JoeKoval - 5 Hours
Capitalize certain letters.
J0eK0val - 21 Hours
Add complexity-use numbers.
In this example zeros are substituted for the letter O (as in Ocean)
J0eK0val.. - 609 YEARS
Just by adding the two periods at the end.