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Tips for a better, stronger password

Strong passwords are important protections to help you have safer online activities.

Regarding stronger passwords which will better protect your online activities and personal data, I can suggest the following tips: 

– use a combination of Caps, digits, letters like: PassWord2010. Mix letters, numbers and symbols, and use case sensitivity (upper and lower case letters). This mixture is known as “pseudo-random alpha-numeric combination”;

– use a password made up by at least 8 letters (as long the password is, as less chances to brake it);

– remove the spaces between the words in the sentence such as: removethespacebetweenwords.

– find a good way to remember. A good way to do this is to choose the first letters of a sentence that you will remember: such as I was born in Bucharest on Garibaldi street, district one, so: B(born)BU(Bucharest)G(Garibaldi1(district) and so on;

– DO NOT use info available into your email address, or birth of date, or spouse/child name, id number, home address, social security number as this info is easy for one to figure it out from publicly available info;

– one could use a pattern on the keyboard such as: the password itself does not make sense but on the keyboard when typed is like letter V. For example on my QWERTY keyboard: rgnko you could see that is the letter v on the keyboard. Although, do not use adjacent letters on your keyboard such as: qwerty for example;

– use a telephone keypad or 10 character phrase (i.e. blackstump) to encode numbers as letters or vice versa;

-use just numbers, but with an algorithm such as: I weight 85 kg, I was born on January 1, 2010 like this 8+5=13, 1+1=2. The password could be: 13 2 and so one with a similar algorithm;

-use a password that is a word transposed into letters such as: Brussels 27877357;

– change the password regularly every few months (at least alternate them);

-use passwords based on the level of security you want for a particular account: use a generic one for less important accounts such as subscription to a newsletter and very customized ones for banking.

-Avoid creating passwords that use:

  • Dictionary words in any language.
  • Words spelled backwards, common misspellings, and abbreviations.
  • Sequences or repeated characters. Examples: 12345678, 222222, abcdefg, or adjacent letters on your keyboard (qwerty).

If you have any question, please contact: dan@e-crimeexpert.com or visit: www.e-crimeexpert.com

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