A new study finds more than 90 percent of our computer and banking passwords are vulnerable to being hacked.
Consulting firm Deloitte crunched the numbers and found the biggest culprits were a lack of creativity and re-using the same passwords for multiple accounts.
Instead, tech experts suggest passwords that are at least eight characters long, using upper and lower case, numbers and symbols.
Juan Guevara-Torres, of E-nnovations Technologies & Marketing, says it's possible to divert a hacker's attention.
"They don't want hack you, personally. They want to get your computer to respond to their commands. If you have a secure password, they'll probably move to someone else."
Besides using different passwords for each account, another solution would include a greater use of so-called 'multi-layer' authentication. It's similar to how you use an ATM card, where you need the card and a pin to get your money.