If you want to create an account with a retailer so you can easily track your order or get a refund, make sure your password is as strong as possible.
Keeping your information safe behind a secure password is one of the most basic ways to ensure you can shop safely. Most websites will advise you to create a strong password when you open an account.
Typically, a secure password will include:
It’s also good to try and include two different words in your password to make them even stronger. Avoid using family names or birthdays as these may be accessible via social media. Don’t use the same password for multiple accounts either – this means if one account becomes compromised, so will others.
The festive period is a great time of year to treat loved ones to that extra special gift, with consoles, gadgets and digital assistants at the top of many wish lists. As well as knowing how to shop for these sought-after items safely, it’s important to understand how to keep your information and your loved ones secure when using and setting up your devices too.
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