Tips for creating strong passwords

Tips for creating strong passwords:

Some useful tips to help you from forgetting your passwords are as follows:

1.Never use personal information such as your name, birthday, or spouse’s name, children’s name etc. Personal information is often publicly available on various social networking sites, which makes it much easier for someone to guess your password.
2.Use a longer password. Your password should be at least six characters long, and for extra security it should ideally be at least 12 characters (if the site allows it). The longer the password you will have better security.
3.If you need to write down your passwords, keep them in some secure place. It’s even better if you encrypt your passwords, or just write down hints for them that others won’t be able to understand.
4.Don’t use the same password for each account. If someone does discover your password for one account, all of your other accounts will be vulnerable and the hacker will be benefited.
5.Try to include numbers, symbols, and both uppercase and lowercase letters (if the site allows it).
Avoid using words that can be found in the dictionary. For example, “running1” this would be a weak password.
6.Random passwords are the strongest. Use a password generator instead of trying to think of one your own.
Random passwords are harder to remember, so create a mnemonic device. For example, “H=jNp2#” can be remembered as “HARRY = jessica NOKIA paris 2 #.” This may still seem random, but with a bit of practice it becomes relatively easy to memorise such passwords.

You can also choose a sentence that you know you’ll remember and then use the first letter of each word in the sentence, plus a few symbols or numbers, as your password.
Using password managers
Instead of writing your passwords on paper where others can easily see them, you can use a password manager to encrypt and store them online. Some password managers can also generate random passwords, making your information even more secure.


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