How To Make Your Password Strong and Unhackable
Password is a very strong factor that stands as a protective wall between your privacy and the outside world. And it’s very common among everyone who uses the Internet. Most of us usually create a simple password (most people use their birthdays) to just go through the registering process quickly and make it easier to remember. And that’s why eventually those people get’s hacked. That happens to everybody, heck even some of my email accounts got hacked few months ago because I was using one lame password for all of them. That’s before I moved to the ultimate unhackable system. Actually, after getting hacked by a looser made me realize how important it is to use a very,very strong passwords for these online services and websites.
Now I know there are password generating apps out there that gives you very strong passwords, but it’s not a very good method because no one can remember those complicated passwords, unless you write it down. Now I’m about to tell you few simple methods to create a very strong password that is easier to remember.
Follow these steps to create a strong password -
- First of all, avoid using your birthday. Don’t use it for any part of your password.
- Secondly, don’t use the same password for several services.
- Don’t use sequence characters or numbers like 12345.
- Use at least one special character like @$&*#
- Avoid using dictionary words.
- Your password has to be long. Make sure it’s longer than 8 characters.
- Use numbers and mix your letters with simple and capital letters.
- Use a sentence or a name. And misspell the word intentionally to create the password very strong. For example let’s say you’ve thought of ”SmartyPants” as your password, then misspell it like “SpartyMants”.
- So, in the end you will end up with something like this - $partyMants8246. Notice that I’ve replaced the starting letter ‘S’ with ‘$’ to make things easier to remember and also the numbers are easier to type with the number pad on the keyboard.
- Now, you can check for your password strength by visiting www.passwordmeter.com. Just make sure it goes over 90%.
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