There are two mistakes we see with usernames and passwords, even if they are GOOD strong ones. The first is using the SAME password across multiple sites. The second is using the same e-mail usernames and prefixes across multiple free e-mail services. For example:

When you use the same password and the same username across multiple sites, you make it easy for a cybercriminal to compromise multiple accounts of yours. With the first part easy to figure out, they can get access to other online services and data or even spoof your e-mail addresses to others. Variety is the spice of life, so make sure you’re using UNIQUE, strong passwords along with unique usernames on free e-mail accounts.

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