Tech Tip

It’s best practices to have different passwords for everything, but at a bare minimum the password for your financial accounts should be unique! Hackers are usually interested in getting the passwords for your finances, if it’s a unique password they won’t get it even if your other passwords become compromised. Use a long and strong password experts say 12+ character passwords are virtually unbreakable. One idea is to create passwords using a memorable phrase and then substituting numbers and characters for letters. For example, It’s all good becomes: I+i$@llg00d!

Keeping your info secure should be a priority in a real estate transaction as well, before you hire an agent ask them what security protocols their company has in place to keep your financial data safe. If your realtor uses “karensells@aol.com“ to send documents you are at risk. Smart agents and smart companies use encrypted email to protect their clients.

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