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How to Create StrongER Passwords for Online Accounts - Part 2



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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.

How to Create StrongER Passwords for Online Accounts - Part 2

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.
    How to Create StrongER Passwords for Online Accounts - Part 2


Now, we have to answer, how do I create a stronger password which I can remember ? To find answer, follow steps given below,
  1. 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.
  2. 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)
      How to Create StrongER Passwords for Online Accounts - Part 2


    When you use these rules, Swiss banK transforms into $w!55%20bánK.
  3. Password Strength: Goto http://www.passwordmeter.com/ website to check strength of the password.
  4. 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.
    How to Create StrongER Passwords for Online Accounts - Part 2

  5. 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.
    How to Create StrongER Passwords for Online Accounts - Part 2

  6. 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 4 rules in step - 2.
  7. Change Phrase Constantly: To make stronger password even stronger (strongest), change the unique phrase you used in step - 1 monthly or bi-monthly. It would imply, that you will have to change your password in sites, were you have been using old phrase.
    How to Create StrongER Passwords for Online Accounts - Part 2

  8. 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 !

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ralph101

Some of my passwords are not too strong...I need to make some of mine stronger.




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angie828

I have some weak ones as well How to Create StrongER Passwords for Online Accounts - Part 2




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trafficzone

thanks




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lAccountsl

Strong password are a must. I remember reading a blog post stating that if your password is just lowercase letters it on average takes 7 hours to crack but if it contains uppercase lowercase and numbers it takes 8 million years lol Im sure the best hackers in the world can break your password even if it was oHSD454##fdf45fdAD445d'/.D!




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tangee

Strong passwords are something that I really need to work on. Much thanks!




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brownie

Thank heavens I found this. I really need to buck up on the passwords.




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loulou

Creating a stronger password is something that many need to look into so they do not get their accounts hacked.




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SyedBahadurShah

Good Shek

- Syed Bahadur Shah




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NaturalWriter

Important information here folks! Thank you for sharing!




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wikicrunch

Thanks great information




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ricky44

Very nice Shek. Please do post more.




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