We are at the point in time where we all have many passwords and they need to be updated regularly. Seems like every time we change the password we forget what we changed it too. But its not just our minds its also each site has their own specific way a password should be. Some should have six characters and a capital letters while others what a special character, two capitals and numbers. Wow, OK, I will never remember that type of password!
There is an easier way for us to remember our passwords and use them on every site. Below is a nice list of how to go about getting that right password you will remember.
- Try to make your password 12 characters or longer
- Mix up capitalization, spelling, numbers and punctuation
- Avoid names, places and dictionary words
- Run your password through an online password checker like the one at: Online Domain Tools
Bruce Schneier’s Method – Take a sentence and turn it into a password
– I go to the gym in the morning” turns into “Ig2tGYMitm” using the first letter of each word in the sentence, mixing uppercase and lowercase letters and replacing the word “to” with “2.
– WOO!TVwontSB = Woohoo! The Vikings won the Super Bowl!
Here are passwords you should not be using. These are the most highly hacked passwords.
Passwords help save you from identity theft. We use passwords to pay bills, online banking, credit cards, medical, emails, and so much more. Keeping your passwords strong will help you and your family stay safe from hackers. Make all passwords “strong” and put them somewhere safe (fire safe, password lock app, etc.)
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