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Protecting your investment is much more than simply purchasing a warranty, secure passwords and pass codes keep your information safer and less vulnerable to being stolen. It is also a good idea to thwart identity theft.

Where to Use Pass Codes
We recommend all digital devices that will accept a pass code lock have it utilized. The long list of securable entities contain:

  • PC
  • Mac
  • Laptops
  • Netbooks
  • Tablets
  • Smartphones

Pass Code Strength

Never use the same password for all devices, regardless of how sensitive and secure you believe it to be, if someone breaks your code, they would have access to all your devices and information. Another strong suggestion is a collection of characters to form a strong pass code.

Alpha Numeric – use characters and numbers in your password
Punctuation & Capitalization – adding a capital letter to your password significantly increases the strength
Special Characters – hash tags, dashes, pipes and exclamation points greatly improve the pass code
Character Count – a strong, secure password should contain a minimum of 8 or more characters

Here is an example of a strong pass code: xmP&+/WQah37#
This may be difficult for you to remember, but virtually impossible for someone without it to access your data.

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John McCann
John McCann & Associates, Inc.
IT Management for Small Business
Computer Services, Solutions & Support