Managing Your Passwords with Tips From FTC

How To Keep Your Password Secure

  • Make sure your password is at least 12 characters. Consider using a passphrase of random words. Make your password stronger by mixing uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Use different passwords for different accounts. That way, if a hacker gets your password for one account, they can’t use it to get into your other accounts.
  • Use multi-factor authentication when possible. Multi-factor authentication falls into two categories:
  • a passcode you get via an authentication app or a security key.
  • a scan of your fingerprint, your retina, or your face.
  • Consider storing your passwords and security questions in a reputable password manager. To find a reputable password manager, search independent review sites, and talk to friends and family for ones that they use. Use a strong password to secure the information in your password manager.
  • Pick security questions only you know the answer to. Avoid providing answers that are available in public records or easily found online, like your zip code, birthplace, or your mother’s maiden name. And don’t use questions that attackers can easily guess — like the color of your first car. You can even use nonsense answers to make guessing more difficult.
  • Change passwords quickly if there’s a data breach on a website you use and on any account that uses a similar password. It is best to avoid using similar passwords.

Report Identity Theft

If someone is using your information to open new accounts or make purchases, report it and get help at

For additional information on password best practices visit Password Checklist | Consumer Advice (

password graphic

News, Alerts, and Events

Closing early Wed. Sept. 20th for Employee Appreciation

We are planning a special event to show our appreciation to our employees...we know you'll agree they deserve it! On Wednesday, September 20th,

Read more September 15, 2023
Congratulations to Karen Murphy, our Employee of the Month for August!

Congratulations to Karen Murphy, our Employee of the Month! Karen was recently named captain of a team of coworkers during a service challenge. Karen immediately

Read more September 15, 2023
Congratulations Employee of the Month, Liliya Kroll!

Congratulations to our newest Employee of the Month, Liliya Kroll! Liliya was nominated by a co-worker who acknowledged the special way Liliya works

Read more August 18, 2023
A Special Message from NHFCUs President and CEO

During economic upheavals, like rising and falling rates, inflationary pressure, and future uncertainty, we sometimes receive questions from our members about how this

Read more July 29, 2022