- Review your passwords to make sure they are strong and unique.
- Download LastPass premium password manager (free through Duke).
If someone else guesses or steals your password, he or she can access all of the information tied to that password. This could include access to your files, your e-mail, your funds, your personal information, and more, depending on what the password was supposed to protect. For example, having the password to your online bank account may allow someone to bill items to your credit card, transfer money from your account, etc. In short, an insecure password can easily wreak havoc in your life.
In regards to your NetID password, don't share it with anyone, including your parents. You can set up a guest account for them which will let you share some or all of your Duke information with them.