I understand the importance of good passwords on some accounts. For example, I would challenge Norad to have a stronger password than I do on my bank accounts— and each one is different. Ditto my PayPal password.
I’m also extremely cautious in any email I get asking me to click a link— even if it looks good I still go to the extra effort of closing the email, logging into the site on a secure browser and then asking them if they contacted me. 9 out of 10 times they did not.
But it’s incredibly annoying at some sites that hold zero information of any value. The latest trend is to have TWELVE characters which must include !@#$% or &— WTF?? I’m just trying to order a catalog for your pens here I’m not trying to get the missile codes.
Still, I understand that a lot of people get hacked. I once had my Twitter account hacked, and it was probably the most active that thing ever was because I don’t use it. It’s connected to LinkedIN which I don’t use much more but when I have to post something for promotional sake that’s the platform I build it in.
I don’t like the need for advanced passwords on every site, but I guess it’s better to be safe than sorry.