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Creating strong

Creating strong




The easiest way for someone to access your personal information is by guessing or stealing your passwords, so make them as strong as possible and keep them secure.

What makes a strong password?


If it is more than eight characters, it will be harder to guess


Avoid using common words that you could find in a dictionary


Made up of a mix of letters, numbers and symbols

Easy to remember

Create a password based on a phrase that is easy for you to remember, but hard for anyone else (especially a computer) to guess


Use different passwords for different websites and online services

Difficult to guess

Don’t use obvious names, dates of birth, sequences or phone numbers

Passwords Checklist

  • Don't write your passwords down or store them on your computer. If you must record it somewhere, make sure it's disguised.
  • Never share your password with anyone, even family members.
  • Don’t click ‘remember this password’ on your browser, and make sure you’ log off when you’re finished.
  • Use a password manager such as KeePass, LastPass, Dashlane or 1Password if you have trouble memorising complex passwords.
  • If you think your login details to a secure site have been lost or stolen, alert the company immediately.

For more information on Cyber Security, talk to your Adviser.


Information on this webpage is provided by Avanteos Investments Limited ABN 20 096 259 979, AFSL 245531 (AIL) and Colonial First State Investments Limited ABN 98 002 348 352, AFSL 232468 (CFSIL). It may include general advice but does not consider your individual objectives, financial situation, needs or tax circumstances.  You can find the Target Market Determinations (TMD) for our financial products at, which include a description of who a financial product might suit. You should read the Financial Services Guide (FSG) available online for information about our services. This information is based on current requirements and laws as at the date of publication. 

Tax considerations are general and based on present tax laws and may be subject to change. You should seek independent, professional tax advice before making any decision based on this information.

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