Use passwords. They are the first line of protection against unauthorized access to private information.
Use hard-to-guess passwords. If you have trouble thinking of a password you can remember, try this tip: Use a pattern or personal memory to form a password. For example: My son John helped me buy my computer - MsJhmbmc.
Use a mix of capital letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
Put a copy of your passwords with your important papers regarding estate planning.
Use birthdays or similar “easy-to-guess” passwords.
Write passwords down in an easy to find locations. Taping them to a computer screen is a particularly bad idea!