Is your email password like a decade old?

In this age of the Internet, security of online accounts is a must. One such very important type of account is email.

So the question is: Is your email account secure? There are many ways to discuss this but this article delves into one thing -- email password.

Let's take a password security test. Answer the following questions:

  • Is your password the one given or emailed to you by the email accounts administrator?
  • OK, you can easily remember your password, despite it's being a mix of alphabets, numbers and symbols. But are you sure that the co-worker next to you (or other people for that matter) does not know it?
  • Have you been using your password for over one or two years already?

If you answered 'yes' to at least two of the questions, then, it's time that you changed your password.

For GMail users (including those with @up.edu.ph and @post.upm.edu.ph accounts), here's how:

  1. Make sure that you are logged in to your email account.
  2. Open a new tab. Go to https://myaccount.google.com. You may be asked to log in again.
  3. Scroll down the page until you see the section named "Signing in".
  4. Click the word "Password". You may be asked to log in again.
  5. Enter the desired new password in the "New password" and "Repeat new password" fields.
  6. Click the "CHANGE PASSWORD" button.