Keeping track of all your online accounts can be tricky, and with different requirements on every service, most of us forget our passwords from time to time. Luckily, most websites make it easy to recover your password using security questions or a backup email address.

If you can’t log into your iCloud account with your Apple ID, follow our advice on how to securely reset your password.

Remember, though, that if you can recover your password easily then somebody who wants to hack your accounts probably can too. It’s not as difficult as you think to find out your mother’s maiden name or the town you grew up in. Even if you use a password manager and super-strong passwords to protect your account, all that is for nothing if you make it easy to access your account by alternative means.

All this is precisely why Gizmodo has written up a detailed guide to the best practices when configuring your accounts. It highlights the importance of changing the password for your old email address, always picking obscure security questions, and some other really useful advice. Definitely worth checking out the full article if you’re guilty of neglecting your online security.

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