The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued updated advice on choosing passwords for online accounts. Previously, it has been recommended that a series of random characters would provide the best protection but they are now advising that three random words should be used instead.

The NCSC technical director Dr Ian Levy said: “There are several good reasons why we decided on the three random words approach, not least because they create passwords which are both strong and easier to remember.”

To view the full NSCS advice visit their Three Random Words webpage  .