Tips on Creating Strong Passwords

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There are three tips to creating passwords that will protect your credentials:

Tip One: Your password should be at least 8 characters in length. The more characters in the passwords the better.

Tip Two: You should have at least one character from each of the following groups in your password

Lower case alphabets
Upper case alphabets
Numbers
Special Characters

Tip Three: Never use common things like your name. One of the strongest methods is called using PassPhrases. A passphrase is made up of the first characters of something you can easily remember like: “My 1st job was at a gas station!” gives you “M1jwaags!” It is easier to remember a phrase than a complex password. Type the first character of your phrase as your password.

What is the world’s most popular password? Yes, it is “password.” Not a good idea.¬†You can find the 2014 list of the 25 most popular passwords HERE. Don’t use any of them!