How to Create a Strong and Safe Password - Let You Remenber it Easily
This article teaches you how to creat a strong password password, then it will let you remenber it easily.
Before we start, I am so sorry to tell you that there is no such thing as a perfect password. Given enough time and the right cracking tools, almost any password can be hacked. But it is more likely for a strong enough password than a weak one to make the hackers become discouraged and finally give up cracking before the protection fails.
Here's How to Set up a Both Strong and Easily Remembered Password:
Longer and more complicated
A good password should be a long enough password which is a random combination including capital or/and lowercase letters, numbers, symbols and punctuation marks. Here are some suggestions for you:
- Use eight (8) characters or more to make up your password.
- Change your password regularly. In order to protect your account from password hacking, you can change the passwords of your email(s), banking or credit card website password every 72 days.
- Do not create the same password for all of your accounts for hackers may steal your password from a account under poor protection, which may involves your other accounts.
- Take full advantage of your keyboard. It's recommended to use some unusual characters and numbers which can make your password even less predictable to hackers using dictionary database attacks.
Do not create passwords that use:
- Any real dictionary word in any language as your password or even part of it.
- Your personal info that could be easily got or guessed, like birthday, wedding anniversary, name, passport number, etc.
- Sequential or repeated characters. For examples: 987654321, 123456789, abcdefg, 666666666, uuuuuuuuu,
- Usual letter-to-symbol conversions, such as switching "and" to "&", "to" to "2", etc.
Strong enough but easy-to-remember
You can choose quotations, catchphrases, or easy-to-remember sayings, which are so intuitive that you can carry in your mind effortlessly, and take the first letter from each word to form a shorter phrase. Examples:
- There is safety in numbers: tisin
- Charity begins at home: cbah
- Silence is consent: sic
- Honesty is the best policy: hitbp
- My country, right or wrong: mcrow
- What will be will be: wwbwb
Besides, you can lengthen your password by adding the website name or software name, which can make it longer but not difficult to remember. Because what you put after the shorter phrase is relative to the things you are using. For instance:
- hitbpWindows 7
- mcrowWindows XP
Security testing for password
Have no idea of how strong your password is? Are you sure that it's strong enough? No need to bother with it. You can test it on the page: https://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/password-checker.aspx