Creating a password isn't enough; you need a STRONG password. However, many people believe that a strong password is difficult to remember.
Maintaining a secure computing environment is becoming increasingly important as more and more of our lives shift online. Creating a password isn't enough; you need a STRONG password. However, many people believe that a strong password is difficult to remember. This isn't true, and I've got some excellent news. Today, I'll show you how to construct a strong password to remember and secure your accounts or devices.
How To Create a Strong Password you can Remember
1. Make use of a Passphrase
The beautiful thing about a passphrase is that it's long, not a dictionary term, and it's easy to incorporate special characters that are difficult to guess for both humans and computers attempting to breach your password via Brute Force. Because some services, such as Twitter, do not accept spaces in passwords, you may need to change it from time to time. For example, one of my recent passwords was: My Laptop is Black and Ugly! – Wow, a 28-character password that's simple to remember (all I have to do is look at my laptop) and nearly impossible to guess or hack (unless you look at my laptop).
If you're very concerned and don't want to be caught off guard, I recommend adding a number character. If you're very concerned and don't generally utilize two-factor verification for your online accounts, I recommend adding a numeric character.
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2. Make use of a Password Manager.
I recommend two password managers, i.e., LastPass and 1Password. These two password managers are fantastic, modern tools that will not only assist you in creating long and strong passwords and securely store them online so that you can access them from any device.
When it comes to the best password manager, I use 1Password at home and LastPass at work. So, both are fantastic. However, I recommend the 1Password Family package if you have a family. It's simple to use and compatible with my family's gadgets.
3. A Secure Password is Unique.
Never use the same password on multiple websites, no matter how tempting it is. Password sharing between sites is akin to playing Russian roulette. It just takes one website hack to ruin your day, especially if you use the same password for all of your online accounts. Use unique passwords on every website to add an extra level of security to your online footprint. Another reason I use a password manager is because of this. Each password is unique, and 1Password alerts me if I use the same password on multiple sites.
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4. Don't use Words from a Dictionary.
Yes, your children are adorable, but their names, like months of the year, movie titles, and lovely cuddly pets, make terrible passwords. Words from a dictionary are very simple to guess, and there are a million apps specialized in assaulting accounts with dictionary words in all known languages. The only exception to this rule is, as previously stated, employing dictionary words in a pass.
5. Passwords, like Other Important Items, Require Regular Care.
To put it another way, if you've been using the same password for a long time, it's time to change it. Using a passphrase, you should have no trouble coming up with a concise, memorable phrase. Don't worry if you don't know how to reset some of your account passwords. Here are some of our most popular password change guides for Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter.
Passwords scribbled on a yellow sticky and concealed behind a keyboard are not secure, contrary to popular assumption. So, please don't do that! If the worst happens and you forget your password, you can nearly always recover it by entering your email address.
Multiple levels of security are essential when it comes to internet security. Two-factor authentication is one of the most crucial layers. It's a little more involved, but we provide step-by-step instructions to take you through the process. Do you know anyone who uses particularly poor online passwords? Do them a favor and offer them these tips right now!