Strong passwords are essential for keeping you and your company safe. Iconis provides five password-creation recommendations. Many of us will want to keep things simple and use the same password you’ve been using for ten years since remembering 50 different passwords for 50 different accounts is difficult. However, doing so implies that your password will not be safe, and your entire online existence might collapse like dominoes if someone discovers it. So, here’s how to create a secure password and keep it safe.
Here are 5 Iconis Approved Tips to follow when creating a password:
- Minimum of 10 characters. The more time, the better. Brute force cracking a 10-character password takes at least four months, 11 characters takes a decade, and 12 characters takes two millennia. The longer your password, the better it is for security.
- Use random characters to break up popular words. A slash after the o in horse, a random number three between the two t’s in battery, or a close bracket before the l in staple are all examples. This is a method of using a passphrase that is easy to remember but far more difficult to guess.
- Make use of a number. Don’t use the number one and place it someplace alongside the beginning or end. The majority of individuals make a password “safe” by appending a one at the end. Similarly, use a distinctive character rather than an exclamation mark—most people use exclamation marks, and the attackers are aware of this.
- At random, capitalize. Although capital letters make it more difficult to break, most individuals just capitalize the first letter. Don’t do it. Any other letter can be capitalized.
- Make use of a password manager. You can avoid having to create these passwords yourself. A decent password manager will generate randomized passwords that are difficult to guess, relieving you of the burden.
If your password is anything like ‘qwerty,’ ‘12345678’, or ‘password,’ we need to talk. Hackers, or those who wish to steal your information and frequently your money, are familiar with the usual passwords. All you’re doing is making their lives easier. Additionally, you probably have more than one password to remember, and unless you have superhuman memory powers, you won’t be able to remember them all. Using the same password for many accounts is not a smart answer, but there are a few things you can do to make multiple secure passwords simpler to remember. However, you should never, ever write down your passwords. When it comes to security, if someone sees it, it’s game over. That being said, putting down clues/reminders/etc. that only you can read and will help you remember is always a smart idea.