For almost every online account you create, you need to come up with a strong password. Such a password cannot be guessed by anyone else and will consist of a unique combination of letters and numbers. Here are instructions on how to create a password that is difficult to crack.
Step 1. Take advantage of the length
Create a password with a length of 8 or more characters, as this is usually the required minimum in most cases. The longer, the stronger the password.
Step 2. Form a random set of words and / or letters
Create a phrase or set of letters that looks random but easy to remember. Let's call them "base word."
- Example: My children: Sasha, Pasha, Vanya, Sveta; therefore my base word is sapavasv.
- Example: My first apartment was located on Pobedy Street - "kvartiranapeda".
Step 3. Add numbers to the base word to make it more reliable
- Example: Add birth numbers to the end - "sapavasv22191612".
- Example: Add the apartment number to the end of the base word - "apartment of victory1500".
Step 4. Use punctuation and symbols to further complicate the password
- Example: Add random punctuation to create "sapavasw_22191612".
- Example: Add a character to a word to get "Victory Apartment # 1500".
Step 5. Add complexity using upper and lower case letters
Example: Take advantage of inserting capital letters to get "SaPaVaSv_22191612" or "KvartiranaPobeda # 1500"
Step 6. Create similar but still different passwords
Use the same or similar base words to be able to remember your passwords without making them too easy to crack.
- Example: "SaPaVaSv_22191612" can turn into "myidetiSaPaVaSv_22191612" or "22191612_SaPaVaSv"
- Example: "ApartmentVictory # 1500" can become "1500 * myfirstApartmentVictory" or "*** 15ApartmentVictory00".
- Don't use obvious basic words like your own name, birthday, as they are easier to crack than long phrases.
- Do not use your own name as a password, it will be easy to crack!
- Mixing numbers and letters (ex: j78hu5948h0gy67g) is almost impossible to hack, so try this. If you are afraid to forget such a password, write it down in a safe place.
- Take a word and write it in reverse (for example, money - yenom) and insert the numbers of your birthday (February 5, 1974): yfebe5n19o74m. Yes, it is difficult to remember, but also difficult to hack.
- Change passwords periodically otherwise they may be compromised. Changing passwords frequently is usually required by large companies, but can result in passwords being created less complex, or users writing them down near computers. Don't use old passwords.
- If you have trouble remembering passwords, try using a password storage program that will securely store your passwords and only need to remember one password for it.
- Use meaningless words for added security. Combine them with numbers to create a memorable, strong password. For example: "bricksbeak9468."
- Do not use the passwords that you saw on this page, they are open to all readers.
- Do not share your password with anyone. Someone can eavesdrop on you, or the person you trust the password to can spill out.
- Do not post your password where others can see or find it.