Secure passwords that are easy to remember
In these blog articles, we have emphasised over and over the importance of using secure passwords for your various online accounts.
And the dangers of using passwords that fall into a standard list or category of password.
So here are some quick tips . . .
Because really secure passwords are so hard to remember, there has got to be a better way.
Well, there is. Several in fact.
I came across this first idea recently which has the duel benefit of giving your mind positive reinforcement while creating a password much more secure than the average.
Here it is . . .
Use a significant phrase
Something that has meaning to you, so will be easy to remember.
By simple virtue of it’s length, it will tend to be more secure that 1 word passwords.
Try something like – GoingToEuropeIn2014@
This might be a goal that is important to you, and as such it will be easy to remember.
Here is what makes this password secure:
- It’s length – the more characters, the more secure it will be
- Capitalising each word throws in more randomness
- Adding in some numbers can help
- And a random punctuation or other character should be easy to remember
All of these complicate the task of guessing the password manually or by using computer software, while making it relatively easy for you to remember.
There are other options too.
Password products like LastPass are useful for generating and recording very secure passwords for you.
Read all about it at their website:
Many additional features include syncing your passwords across all of the devices that you use, and auto-filling login fields on most website pages.
You can get a Free Trial of LastPass here.
Well, that is quite simple really!
Watch this short VIDEO
Review of Lastpass the Password Manager Application
What should you do now?
- If you want to ramp up your online safety, use secure passwords.
- Check out LastPass – https://lastpass.com/f?3656646
- Want some help or ideas? Just contact us at Hotpink Websites now.
People who tell their Facebook password to their bf or gf to prove that they have nothing to hide have something to hide. ~ anon
Remember – Secure passwords that are easy to remember