Select a Strong Password
Using a strong password is a necessary first step toward ensuring the security of your account. Your password should meet all of the minimum requirements listed below:
- Use at least 8 characters
- Use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters.
- Include, at least, one number within the password
- Don't use a name, or word that could be found in the dictionary, or a series of letters as it appears on the keyboard ("qwerty" and "12345" are not secure passwords)
Use unique passwords
Make sure you are using a different password for your My.com account and your contact e-mail address.
If you participate in any gaming forums, make sure that your username and password on these forum sites is different from your My.com account name and password.
Scan your computer
Regularly scan your computer for viruses, key loggers, spyware, and other malicious code with a virus scan utility that has the most recent virus definitions.
Avoid insecure computers
Avoid accessing your My.com account from internet cafes or shared computers - if you must use an internet cafe or shared computer, make sure it has been scanned for viruses, Trojans, and key loggers.
Always log out of your account on shared machines
If the machine you use to access My.com has multiple users, be sure to fully Exit (log out of) when you are done using the machine (if the "Remember Password" option is checked, another user may be able to access your account).