How can I make a stronger password?
A good password is easy to remember, but hard to guess.
What Makes a Good Password?
A longer password is harder to guess - make your password as long as possible to help keep your information safe.
Adding numbers, symbols and mixed-case letters makes it harder for would-be snoops or others to guess or crack your password.
The best password will contain the following:
At least two Capital letters
At least one lower-case letter
At least one number
At least two symbols (optional because we will add symbols as padding)
Writing down your password is a common security risk but might be necessary (especially for infrequently-visited sites) - if you do write down passwords, do not leave them in plain sight! (A notebook in a locked drawer might be a good palce for these.)
Coming up with and then remembering such a password can be difficult - one good method is to start from a phrase you will remember (preferably one unique to you) and modify it to make it as secure as possible:
"Our wedding song was "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston."
The first letters of this phrase would be:
If you substitute a zero for the capital "O" and a numeral one for the capital "I" you get:
You thus already have numerals, special characters and upper and lower case letters - you can add padding (say an exclamation mark at each end) and arrive at an even tougher password to crack.
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