Anyone with an email address, online capabilities for paying bills or anything else that requires a user name and password knows that uneasy feeling that washes over you when you enter those supposed special characters only to see that they are rejected.
You're absolutely sure you entered your password correctly, so thoughts immediately start running through your head that someone hacked into your account, be it something as simple as an email or important as your bank account.
Regardless of what type of account has been compromised, it's equal parts annoying and frightening when your password no longer is just yours. You start to wonder if your money is safe or your personal emails and information is being used against you by someone that has hacking ability that you truthfully can't stop.
Unless of course, you practice password protection and tactics to keep yourself relatively safe.
The first aspect of passwords that often is overlooked is the penchant for most to use the same password for every account they have. Think of it realistically: if one hacker figures out a password for your email, what makes you think they won't try that same combination for everything and anything else they can get their hands on at the moment.
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