How to Create StrongER Passwords for Online Accounts - Part 2
In first episode, https://www.seoclerks.com/forum/th...nts-part-1.2860/, we discussed about how to create strong password and creating strong password is first step of defense against hackers. In this installment, I'll be talking about creating stronger password and how to create such passwords, which you can remember easily.
In addition to qualities of strong password, a stronger password should adhere with following rules,
Increase Password Length: Stronger password should be of at least 12 characters !
Use Charmap characters: Press win+r and then execute charmap command in dialog box. It will pop-out new window with list of complex characters (characters which are not visible on keyboard) and there ascii code. Select characters and use it in your password to make it stronger. For example, I can make a strong password $heK*83a1 to stronger password by changing 'e' with '?' and 'a' with 'á', that is stronger password would be $he?K*83á1.
Now, we have to answer, how do I create a stronger password which I can remember ? To find answer, follow steps given below,
Unique Phrase: Think of a unique phrase, which you don't use generally in your real life. Something like 'Swiss banK'. Note that, is more than 8 character long and has mix of upper and lower case letters.
Define Rule: You need to follow your own rules or define new rules for exchanging one character with another. Some exchange/replacementrules can be as follows,
a with á (or @)
Space with '%20' (or %)
s with $ (or 5)
e with ? (or 3)
i with ! (or î)
When you use these rules, Swiss banK transforms into $w!55%20bánK.
Use Unique Password for Every Site: Please don't use above mentioned password everywhere. Append or prefix site name with transformed phrase. For example, if you are registering for personal yahoomail account, then my password would be something like $w!55%20bánKP3r$0nálYáh0oM@!l and for professional/office yahoomail account password would be $w!55%20bánK0ff!c?Yáh0oM@!l.
Follow rules Strictly: When you see how I created password, important thing to note is that I'm using '0' for 'o' when first 'o' comes ($w!55%20bánKP3r$0nálYáh0oM@!l) in a word and 'o' as 'o' ($w!55%20bánKP3r$0nálYáh0oM@!l) when it came again in a word. You need to follow rules, like these, strictly. Otherwise you might forget your password ! You can make a copy all the rules you are implementing.
Don't create many Rules: Please don't create many rules, otherwise it will confuse you while creating a password. Make sure you have defined at least 4rules in step - 2.
Change Phrase Constantly: To make stronger password even stronger (strongest), change the unique phrase you used in step - 1monthly or bi-monthly. It would imply, that you will have to change your password in sites, were you have been using old phrase.
Change Rules: You shouldn't follow a rule set continuously for more than 2 months ! For example, I would replace the rule of replacing s with $ to 5 after two months to generate new set of rules.
Note that the rules I shared are customizable, and you can use it as per your convenience. I hope the tricks I shared here were useful and help you in keeping your online accounts more secure !