Tips: How To Make a Strong Password
Seven simple steps on how to create a strong and secured password for your personal or email accounts.
Most Internet users often use passwords that are too basic, such as their surname, birth date, or child’s name. What they don’t know is through that way, they are letting cyber hackers attack their personal accounts easily. Without using any special tools, a hacker may try out all potential passwords, which could be their basic information.
In order for you to create a notable yet secured password, you must follow these steps:
1. Create passwords that are difficult for others to guess. For example, you can use a phrase like “I started kindergarten at Sherwood Forest Montessori School 1995″, get the initial of each word so you could come up with a secured password like this: “IskaSFMS1995.”
2. Make a password that is at least eight characters long. It must contain uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
3. Replace letters with numbers or symbols. “Hello2U!” could be “H3ll0 2 U!”. Or use “Mi$un’s Brthd8iz 100490″ for a phrase like: “My son’s birthday is 04 October, 1990. Take note that you could use spaces in passwords.
4. Never use words from the dictionary for there could be a possibility that someone might guess it. Hackers usually use tools to discover passwords made from real words.
5. Try to use password managers. Online tools such as RoboForm and Lastpass helps you create very strong passwords.
6. Don’t stick with a single password. Change your passwords every 30-60 days.
7. Lastly, if you want to remember your strong password, you could write it down on a paper. But make sure not to label it as a password and keep it on a safe place.