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Create a safe password

A stong password is long and complex and you can remember it!

  • An ideal password is long and has letters, punctuation, symbols, and numbers.
  • Use ten characters or more
  • Have different passwords for different sites
  • Change your passwords often, especially on your email, banking, and credit card websites .
  • Using numbers for letters and symbols like 2 for "to", and 4 for "for" are well known by password hacking software, so Tr1cky is no safer than Tricky
  • Use upper and lower case, and special characters and numbers.

Create a strong password you can remember

Create your own password Example
Remember a sentence about you or something you like

If you like classic movies:

Of all the gin joints in all the towns

Take the first letter of each word, and make one a capital oatGjiatt
Add a number oatG1001jiatt
Add some special charaters oatG1001!jiatt$
Now you remember Of all the (Cap)Gin (one thousand and one!)joints in all the town$ (my s is a $)
Your password hint is Casablanca

It is okay to write your passwords down, just make sure you keep the written passwords in a secure place.

"Danger Will Robinson!" "Danger, danger danger"

Criminals can easily guess your password if

  • it is made up of dictionary words - in any language
  • Sequences or repeated characters. Examples: 12345678, 222222, abcdefg, or adjacent letters on your keyboard (qazwsx123).
  • Information identifialbly about you - Your name (JonSmith), birthday (JonSmith1972), street name etc. (257hopetownstreet)