Ease of remembrance and lack of uniformity in password policy across sites cause individuals to use common and insecure passwords. Passwords must not contain personally identifiable information such as name, date of birth, age, contact numbers and driving license numbers. Passwords must not have sequential letters and numbers. They must be a combination of numerals and letters, and in some cases special characters.

Passwords must contain both lowercase and uppercase letters. While remembering multiple passwords may be inconvenient, use of strong and unique passwords will reduce possibility of unauthorized access and misuse of information.

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