There should be a better way to change your password. Make your password safe and secure with these 5 bullet point basics filtered from the eff.org article, Passwords: LinkedIn And Beyond:
- Don’t use passwords like: “password”, “letmein”, “123456”, ”password123”, “secret”, or any other easily guessable terms.
- Only altering your username, in case of any data breach, doesn’t make your password secure if you still use the same password.
- Don’t re-use same password across accounts. “Don’t let recommendations to change your passwords become a reason to re-use a password in multiple places.”
- Change your password at least once in a year, “but this is not a one-size-fits-all problem. If you are frequently typing in a password on an untrusted device, or if you are accessing a high-value service, changing more frequently is a good idea.”
- Use a password safe — “a program that runs locally on your computer and stores passwords securely. […] When you use a password safe, you no longer have to memorize these passwords, and so it becomes feasible to store dozens or hundreds of passwords. Instead, you just remember one password to unlock the password safe.”