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Oct
10

Tips on how to create a strong password

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Uniblue (www.uniblue.com) recently posted the following arcticle on password security. While all their points are spot on, there still is one hole: How is someone expected to manage all these security tips? Answer: Power LogOn by Access Smart. (www.access-smart.com).

Uniblue Article:

(October 2010) Choosing a strong password is of great importance to everyone. However, it is not always easy to know what makes a strong and secure password which would leave hackers empty handed and reduce the potential of being a victim of other online threats.

Here are some simple tips on how to choose your password.

A safe and secure password must follow the following criteria:

  • It should contain special characters such as @#$%^&
  • It must be at least 8 characters long.
  • It shouldn’t be simply common words such as “password” or your login name, neither be your birth date, 123 or any words that can be found in the dictionary in any language.
  • It must contain a variety of capital and lower case letters.

Also, these are the elements that you should definitely avoid when creating your password:

  • Logical sequences such as names of places.
  • Common words such as ‘airplane’ should be replaced with symbols, example ‘a!rPlan£s’.
  • Family names and dates of birth shouldn’t be included in a password.

Finally, it’s very important to use a different password for each website you register with, the reason being that should you forget your password, you will no longer have access to your email account, chat or other services which you probably make use of on a daily basis. Choosing a strong password is of great importance to everyone. However, it is not always easy to know what makes a strong and secure password which would leave hackers empty handed and reduce the potential of being a victim of other online threats.

Here are some simple tips on how to choose your password.

A safe and secure password must follow the following criteria:

  • It should contain special characters such as @#$%^&
  • It must be at least 8 characters long.
  • It shouldn’t be simply common words such as “password” or your login name, neither be your birth date, 123 or any words that can be found in the dictionary in any language.
  • It must contain a variety of capital and lower case letters.

Also, these are the elements that you should definitely avoid when creating your password:

  • Logical sequences such as names of places.
  • Common words such as ‘airplane’ should be replaced with symbols, example ‘a!rPlan£s’.
  • Family names and dates of birth shouldn’t be included in a password.

Finally, it’s very important to use a different password for each website you register with, the reason being that should you forget your password, you will no longer have access to your email account, chat or other services which you probably make use of on a daily basis.

Comments from IDProtectionExpert:

While all their points are spot on, there still is one hole: How is someone expected to manage all these security tips? Answer: Power LogOn by Access Smart. (www.access-smart.com).

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