Passwords are the first line of defense. It’s important to pick strong passwords that are different for each of your important accounts and to change them regularly. Use unique passwords for your accounts like email and online banking. You are likely to have dozens of accounts across the web, and you cannot guarantee the security of all of them. The longer your password is, the harder it is to guess. It’s a good idea to change passwords routinely to prevent other people hacking into your accounts.
To change your Gmail password, simply follow these instructions:
- Click the gear in your Gmail’s navigation bar.
- Select Settings from the menu.
- Go to Accounts category.
- Follow the change password link under change account settings.
- Type your current password under Current password.
- Alternatively, answer your Google’s accounts secret question.
- Enter the new password twice, under the New password and Confirm new password.
- Make sure you pick a password that is both secure and easy to remember.
- Changing it frequently, helps protecting your Gmail account too.
- Click Save.
If you have a second email account, set up a password back up for your Gmail account by adding the second email in the settings. In case you ever forget or lose your Gmail password, you can have it sent directly to your secondary email account.