Today is World Password Day. No kidding! A strong password will keep your information safe, whether it is for your smartphone, email account, online banking platform, or office workstation. So pay attention to the following tips for creating a strong password and and safeguarding it.
How To Create and Safeguard A Strong Password
- Make long passwords. The longer, the better. Try using a minimum of 12 characters.
- Include numbers, symbols, uppercase and lowercase letters.
- Include words in different languages. The more less obscure the words, the better. The more ancient the language, the better.
- Do not use dictionary words.
- Do not use your date of birth or that of your spouse or children. Just don’t use dates of birth.
- Some things are meant to be changed regularly – like your pants. And passwords.
- Do not share your passwords. While there is love in sharing, when it comes to passwords, sharing is not nice.
Do not forget: a weak password means that your account can get hacked easily. If you have been using a weak password, replace it with a strong one today.