Billions of iPhone and Android owners have been warned TODAY against changing settings or risking an attack

MAYBE you have multiple online accounts and it’s a hassle to remember the password for each one.

This is why so many people tend to use the same password everywhere, which is not a good idea at all for your security.

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Good passwords are required to keep hackers outPhoto credit: Getty

The reason is that if your account details are exposed in a data breach, hackers can use them to try to use the same details on other websites.

Security experts have long argued that a mix of letters—both uppercase and lowercase—as well as numbers and symbols is a good way to make your password tricky for cyberattackers.

The problem is that such a password is difficult for you too.

Officials at the National Cyber ​​Security Center (NCSC) suggest something simpler, which is picking three random words.

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But again, if you have to give a separate password to every account you have, the storage problem is the same.

Instead, there is another way using a password manager.

Password managers are apps and features that securely store your login information for you and auto-fill fields when you need to log in.

There is a choice of free and paid ones.

Both Apple and Google offer them integrated in iPhone and Android respectively.

Better yet, they will notify you if any of your passwords have been compromised.

How to use iPhone password manager

iCloud Keychain protects your passwords and comes loaded on any of your Apple devices, not just iPhone.

Your iPhone will ask you if you want to save credentials when you sign in to something that isn’t already saved in Safari.

To view all your saved passwords and add new ones manually, go to settings and find passwords.

See a full list here.

There is also a useful one Security Recommendations Section.

How to use Google Password Manager

Google’s password manager feature works on Android and Chrome.

The company’s offer to save passwords is enabled by default.

To manage your passwords, go to settingsfollowed by Google.

Choose Manage your Google accountthen security.

Scroll down to Login to other websites and type password managerthen the settings gear.

Here you can make necessary changes.

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