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Add a Calendar Reminder to Change Your Passwords

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In this extension, you will add a recurring event to Google Calendar.

A recurring event is something that happens repeatedly.

In this case -- it will remind you to change your password every three months.

Many accounts, files, and devices require you to change your password every few weeks or months.

However, some do not.

Changing your password regularly makes a hacker less likely to be able to: continue accessing your accounts, files, or devices, if they have already guessed your password, access your accounts, files, and devices with an old, saved password, and guess your password using an attack called keystroke logging.

This is when a hacker uses surveillance technology to record the keys you type when you enter your password.

To begin, go to Google dot com, and select Calendar from the apps menu.

Change the calendar view to month.

Now, add an event to your calendar.

If you just changed your passwords after learning the secure-password-creation techniques in this lesson, choose a date three months from now.

If you have not changed them recently, select a date in the near future.

Type a title for your event.

This is how it will show up in your calendar, so use a descriptive name.

Schedule your event for a time of day that will be convenient for you to create and update your passwords.

Add an email notification one day before the event to help you remember.

To make the event recurring, select More options.

Choose to have it recur every three months.

If you don’t set an end date for a recurring event, it will continue forever in your calendar.

Great job!

Now you will have a regular reminder to change your passwords for all of your accounts, files, and devices.

This will help keep your personal information safe and secure.

Now, it’s your turn: Change the calendar view to month, Add an event to your calendar to remind you to change your passwords, And choose to have it recur every three months.

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