When you sign in to your account, we take precautions to protect your account. First, whenever you sign in to your Amazon account, you sign in using a secure server connection (https://). We use Transport Security Layer (TLS)/Secure Socket Layer (SSL) with 128 bit encryption, the industry standard in secure server protection.
Your account is also protected by a unique password that you create. Remember these guidelines when creating your password:
- Avoid using common words or phrases as your password.
- Your password should be at least six characters and include both numbers and letters in both upper- and lowercase.
- We also recommend that you keep this password confidential. Sharing your password can compromise the security of your Amazon account.
Secure your account with two-step verification
We recommend that you add another level of security to your account by setting up two-step verification. For instructions, see Turning on two-step verification on the Amazon website.
For help recovering access to an account that has been secured with two-step verification, see Two-step verification account recovery.