We all have to have multiple passwords these days. Passwords for credit cards, debit cards, AT&T accounts, 123notary, online accounts, online banking, etc. Some of us use the same password for each account. That is dangerous. You need security, but how, and how much?
If you have passwords for online dating, notary profiles, etc., those are not tired to your finances. Your Notary listing is not likely to be hacked unless you have an angry ex. We have had two hacking incidents on 123notary, both by ex-relationships or family members with grudges, and not from hackers in Russia, etc. Stop blaming the Russians, unless you just divorced your mail order Russian bride and she gets back at you by changing your phone number on your 123notary listing.
You could have the same passwords for non-critical sites. But, for banking and your email you need a solid password. You should ideally have at least eight digits with some letters, numbers, symbols, perhaps different cases, etc. Make it hard to hack. Actually, Gmail has gotten smart. If you login from a different IP address it doesn’t recognize, you have to get a text, or enter your mobile phone # for security. It is a lame extra step, but it could foil 99% of hacking attempts as the hacker probably doesn’t have you on speed dial if they live in Egypt (which is where I was hacked and then rescued by Google.)
Ayatollah Khomeini (only popular with his enthusiasts)
notary — not very unique on a notary site, but easy to remember
notary123 — you got it backwards, buddy
password — how original
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