Avoid keyboard patterns or personal information. “If I know your spouse or your dog’s name, I have a good chance of guessing your password,” says Padinjaruveetil. He also recommends staying away from patterns like QWERTY, and also “password” since it’s one of the most commonly used passwords.
Bank account and credit card numbers
In the age of online shopping and mobile banking, your bank account and credit card numbers are a vital part of your digital identity—because if that information is compromised, your financial life is put on hold to pick up the pieces.