It’s important you use a strong password to stop anyone else getting access to your online account. Here are some of our top tips for creating a password:
- Create a unique password just for your wilko account and don’t use it anywhere else. Hackers use stolen passwords to attempt to logon to other online systems. If your passwords are unique, you won’t need to change all your passwords if one of the online systems you use is breached
- Use a strong password. Your password for your wilko account will need to be at least eight characters and contain at least one number. However, it’s worth considering a longer password that contains a mix of letters (both upper and lower case), numbers and special characters too
- Instead of plain text words using a phrase (eg a line from a song) that means something to you and take the first letter from each word for the password then mix up with symbols number and upper case. Chose something that is not easy to guess by others.
- Include three random words in your password that are memorable to you but not easy to guess by others. For example: teakwaterbus
- Combine your three random words with numbers, and special characters to make the password even stronger. For example: Teakwaterbus2*
- Don’t use passwords that contain common words. Avoid using obvious phrases like ‘password’, or your name, or phone number, even if they are used with a number to meet the minimum password requirements.
The following are examples of bad password choices so don’t use any of the examples presented.
- Use a password manager to store your passwords in, or if you’re using a modern web browser you can also save your passwords in your web browser
- If you write your passwords down on paper, keep those passwords safe and away from your device so they can’t be easily found and used