10 Tips To Create Smart And Secure Password

These days, if you can perform most basic computer operations, you must certainly deal with password. The best password is something that you will never forget, but even your family or closest friend would never guess. Call it smart password, safe password, or secure password; and you wouldn’t be wrong.

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Is your password secure?

Most people have multiple passwords for email accounts, online banking account, forums, Facebook, PayPal and so on. With so many passwords to remember, it can be difficult to remember them all, and people may think it is easier to simply use the same password on different sites, or to use passwords that are easy to remember such as their date-of-birth or a child’s name. Unfortunately, these types of passwords can easily be hacked.

What is password? And why are passwords important?
A password is a word or string of characters used for authenticating user identity or to gain access/approval to a protected or secret resources example: Credit Card PIN, email password, Facebook password, etc. So, any password that cannot guarantee protection of secret is not worthy of being a password.

The purpose of this article is therefore to give you some ideas on how to create secure passwords. Note: Don’t use the examples as exactly shown here.

Top 10 Tips For Creating Secure Passwords

  • 1. Do not use words found in the dictionary.
  • 2. Use alphanumeric password with multiple punctuation like: *IFeelGood11$.
  • 3. Password should be 8 characters or more in length.
  • 4. Never use direct personal details like date of birth, first name
  • 5. Do not save your password in email or everyday book.
  • 6. Do not use the same password for more than 90 days.
  • 7. Use letters from a phrase or native proverb. eg: onye ma echi? ie: OnMaEc.
  • 8. Use more than one word. Avoid single dictionary word as password
  • 9. Separate two words with symbols or numbers e.g: merciless$messi.
  • 10. Avoid using keyboard patterns like 12345678 or asdfgh.

Hopefully, these tips have helped you to create a smart password that is both safe and secure; and henceforth, creating your next strong passwords would really be easy. Have a safe computer experience.

Thanks for this password tips and trick. I’m a suspect of 123456 and asdfg password users. Really guessable

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Great tips @cco

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