More and more we’ve been seeing notifications for setting new and more challenging passwords, and some sites including Gmail and Facebook have taken the password safety precautions to a higher level by offering two way multifactor authentication login. Identity theft is a continued issue that is on the rise and one way you can help prevent becoming a victim is by having solid passwords set for your accounts. A few tips. Use a minimum of eight characters that have a combination of letters, numbers and symbols. Create different passwords for different accounts. Finally make sure to keep the passwords written down or stored in a safe place to avoid losing them.