How Strong is Your Password?

On July 28th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Security by 1 Comment

With access to private files and online access a major concern, the strength of your password could be critical. Some websites will actually tell you how strong your password is as you are entering it for the first time. It will encourage you to create a strong password that is not easy to replicate.password

If you are looking to create a really strong password, try these simple tips:

  • Make your password a phrase that you will remember
  • Substitute a symbol for a letter: @ instead of A; # instead of N; $ instead of S
  • Substitute a number for a letter like zero for an O or 3 for E
  • Make the first letter lower case and a later letter upper case
  • Whenever possible make your password at least 8 characters long, longer is better
  • Be careful to store all your passwords in a secure place

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One Response to How Strong is Your Password?
  1. I never store passwords. Instead I keep a puzzle list of each password so that only I should know the answer to the puzzle.


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