The bain of my life and many others, how to pick a secure password that you can remember and you don’t need to write down.
When asked for a password you are often asked to include upper and lower case, special characters and a certain amount of characters.
What makes a real difference to the security of a password is the length teamed with random characters. So how to remember a really long password?
The three keys to getting a better password:-
- Pick a phrase you will remember, make it one personnel to you
“If your business depends on you, you don’t own a business—you have a job. And it’s the worst job in the world because you’re working for a lunatic!”
- Take the first or last letter of each word
- Establish rules you live by
- Every vowel is a lower case
- Every consonant is a upper case
- If you need a special character assign a certain letter and if that letter appears use the special character. E.g. for every B use the @ character.
- If you need a special character assign a certain letter and if that letter appears use the number. E.g. for every L use the number 8.
So we now have a password, which would be
This password would take 4 Undecillion Years for a computer to crack, which must be a long time because I have had to look up Undecillion.
Do you know which should be your strongest password?
Your emails account!, the reason why? This is where your password resets go!
Keep your data safe. The quote by the way was from Michael Gerber’s book E-Myth an excellent read.
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