The internet is plagued by cybercriminals with malicious intent, prompting individuals and business owners with no other alternative than to stay clear of predictable passwords for the safety of their personal information and other data. If you’re wondering how you can create a hard to guess password, read on.
Make Your Passwords Un-guessable
One of the most common mistakes that people often make is creating a password that’s too obvious. Using your first or last (or both) names, your phone number, address, the country you live in, or a combination of all the above is a big no-no when it comes to creating a password.
Others such as “123456” and “password” need to be stayed clear of since these were the two most popular passwords last year. There are also tools available online where you can check the quality of your password.
Password Best Practices
Another way to keep your password safe is by following best practices of password creation, such as keeping the length of your password above 10 or 15 characters, and using a combination of many different characters rather than sticking to just either numerics or alphabets.
Passwords for different sites
Avoid using the same password for multiple websites containing sensitive information. (We all know that one is hard)
Password Managing Apps
Using a password manager helps here, as it can create strong passwords and remember them for you. But, even if you use a password manager, you’ll at least need to create and remember a password for your password manager. ‘Passwords Plus’ is a great program and there’s many more in the market. Do a little research. These programs are great if you have multiple passwords to keep track of or manage your company or teams passwords.
Keep Your Passwords Safe
You shouldn’t type in their password when there are people looking over your shoulder. But, there are other ways of keeping your passwords away from prying eyes. Using a password protection tool, where all your passwords will be encrypted, is a good option.
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