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If you're like most people, you use the same username and password for everything. What happens when one of those credential sets is compromised? How long will it take to sort out the damage done by a hacker who manages to get their hands on your login information?

Luckily, there are ways for you to keep your accounts safe, even if they are taken over by social engineering or brute force attacks. This post will show how to protect your accounts- all 16 of them- with just one master password.

What are the steps to generate a strong password?

The first step is always the hardest: choosing a new master password that's both difficult to crack and easy enough that you'll be able to remember it. (No, this isn't the time to write down your phone number, birthdate, Social Security number, and pet's name.)

Here are a few ideas for tough-but-not-too-tough passwords:

"Istanbul", "Alberta", "JSON", "Rex" or a chemical formula. If you're into that sort of thing. Or you can try something from the list of the top 10 longest passwords from last year.

In all cases, it's important to have at least one character from each category. In the case of the first example, for example, if you use "Istanbul", it can be either I or S or T or P or L. (If you use all of the same characters, the password is more easily guessed.)

The next step is to create a "salt" by adding random characters to the end of your password. These characters should be different each time, but they can be either numbers or letters. Using this method, you don't need to worry about having 16 random characters in total; NTLDR$1 will work just fine. (Credit for this idea goes out to Reddit users Celerity and SirDillpickle.)

Now that you have a tough-but-memorable master password and a random salt, it's time to convert your account usernames.

If you're running Windows, all you need to do is click on the Start button > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad. If you're on Mac or Linux, open up a text editor of your choice.

Copy your username from each account you want to protect, then paste it into the text box in Notepad one by one.