When creating passwords, do yourself a favor and avoid the obvious, no 1234, or your birthday, and certainly, do not restate your username.
Well, they may be harder to remember, try creating long passwords, a different one for every site, and use a combination of numbers and letters.
For example, when instead of a password like, "I love CNET 2014," try this-- uppercase I, exclamation point, lowercase L, a zero for the 0, uppercase
V, E, uppercase C, N, a 3 for the E, T dash 20 spelled out and then the number 14.
That won't be guessed anytime soon.
Now, that you have longer, more complicated passwords, you need a place to remember them, the $10 1Password app for iPhones and androids is highly recommended.
The app stores passwords, credit card numbers, passport information, and even generates complicated passwords for you.
And don't worry, 1Password boast military grade encryption for itself.
In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS News.
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