Creating A Secure Password

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Creating A Secure Password

Creating a SecurePassword


A hacker is someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, challenge or enjoyment. Once hackers have figured out a password they have information to just about everything you have saved.Insecure passwords include: password, admin, 1234567, qwert, abc123, (your birthday), or just a single word.If your curious whether your chosen password is secure run it though Online Domain Tools.

Bruce Schneier's Method-Take a sentence and turn it into a password. Example:WOO!TPwontSB= Woo! The Packers won the Super Bowl.PPupmoarT@O@tgs=Please pick up more toasty O's at the grocery store.PAO Mathod- Our brains remember better with visual cues and with unusual scenarios. Use stories to generate passwords. Examples:Select an image, Mount Rushmore, and select a famous person, Beyonce. Imagine some random story: Beyonce driving a jello mold at Mount Rushmore. Then combind words together such as driving and jello to create drijel. Do this for other words to creat a longer passoword.

A useful tool is to sign up for a website such as Lastpass or 1Password. These tools will store your passwords for you and even provide random new passwords when needed. All you need to do is remember a single master password in order to get into the site. These websites work on computers as well as phones.If you need a quick password remember these tips:1.Longer is stronger2.Use uppercase and lowercase letters as well as numbers and special characters3.Change it often4. Use a personal algorithm that is easy to understand

Austin Homan

One study has shown that adding just a single capital letter and one asterisk would change the processing time for an 8-character password from 2.4 days to 2.1 centuries.


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