Are your Passwords strong?
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Whenever you register a new account, you will be asked to create a password. Some websites already require you to enter a strong password. Others don’t. But what is a strong password and – do you have it?
What makes a strong password?
A strong password:
- has a minimum of 12 characters
- is not a word or combination of words
- contains letters(upper and lower case), numbers and symbols
Example weak password:
Example strong password:
How strong is your password?
Kaspersky security offers you a password checker to see how long a computer would take to crack your password.
Don’t enter your password in every password checker. It could be a phishing website.
Different password for different account?
A different password for every different account would be the gold standard of security. The only obvious problem – how to memorize all the different complex passwords?
- Password managers.
They are applications that store all your passwords securely – so you would only need to remember one password. The one to your password manager.
- Write them down.
You could write them in a notebook. The only problem – you could lose it or a person could get their hands on it.
- Create a txt. file
You could store your passwords in a dedicated txt. file on your computer. Warning: Some viruses search for such files.