What’s your favorite password? The one you use on a regular basis or the ones for certain sites that seem more critical. You know, those types of passwords are just not good enough anymore and can lead to serious security risks if they aren’t protected properly! A lot has changed in how we store information since banks started offering desktop software over 20 years ago. Creating a strong password is essential for protecting your web hosting and other online accounts. However, many people don’t know how to create a strong password that is difficult to hack. In this blog post, we will provide 5 tips for creating a strong password. Follow these tips and you can rest assured that your online accounts are safe and secure.
Don’t keep using the same password
The golden rule of passwords is that they should always be different for every account you have. If one password gets guessed, the hacker will try it on other accounts as well – so make sure your security measures keep them guessing!
Create a loooooong password
Make them at least 16 characters long and include lots of special letters, numbers, punctuation marks – anything that might help protect against hackers! The longer these types of passcodes take to remember then less chance there will be someone clever enough to figure out what they are by trying all possible combinations until one works (and if we’ve learned anything from recent events this person exists).
A strong password can be a easy to remember password
Do you fear not remembering your strong password? You can use what is called the password entropy method. Take a simple sentence that is easy to remember and turn it into a password such as; I love to create substitution. I typically generate my own with a simple substitution of numbers and letters. You can alternate upper-lowercase letters while substituting letters for numbers or other symbols in order to make them more difficult, but easy to remember. (iLove2CreateSubsti2sion). This is incredibly secure; you might even say unbreakable!
Say NO when your browser asks you to save your password
Don’t be so quick to save your online passwords! When you enter them into the browser, it will often prompt and ask if “Do You Want This Password Saved For Next Time?” The answer is usually yes because they’re super convenient. However this can present security issues as well. Hackers could view all saved logins with just one click by viewing what’s stored on their computer screen at any given time in person or using a remote device like webcams for voyeuristic purposes (or both).
Do not email or text your password
It doesn’t matter if you’re messaging a close friend, family or spouse; sharing your password via any kind of unencrypted text is not wise. For example, sending an email with the login information along with the password is like leaving your car in a public parking lot with the keys on the hood.
Password managers have a way to help you share login information with people in the event that emailing passwords is not possible. You can create an expiration date on your sharing link or call, so others know when it’s no longer helpful for them!
Passwords are a part of daily life. Setting strong passwords is critical if you want your website and all the digital accounts to be secure! We hope these tips were helpful, so that no one will have trouble remembering their unique code, feel frustrated when they can’t log in, or experience an event of being hacked.