Password mistakes hackers hope you make

Staff writer

Don't make life easier for hackers by using passwords that are easy to crack.

If your password is you name, favourite football team, a number such as 123456, or the word "password', you give cyber crooks a huge advantage.

So don't make it easy for them by choosing easy-to-guess passwords, and mix them up with numbers and special characters such as a pound sign (£) or ampersand (&).

Change your password every three months - and never use the same one for multiple websites.

More in our video above.