– Include at least one of each of the following: lowercase, uppercase, numbers, and symbols.
– Write down your password on a piece of paper and save it in your wallet.
– Be sure to amplify your security by checking out how to enable your Google 2-step verification.
Why is it important to know how to create a strong password?
I cannot stress this enough. Your password is the key to your cyber home, and life. It is imperative that you have a strong password. Nowadays, many membership providers won’t let you type a password unless it has at least a capital letter, a lowercase letter, a number, and sometimes a symbol too. It might be annoying. However, the reason why they enforce that variety is that it makes the password secure. The more possibilities each character of your password has, the harder it is to guess it, or brute force it.
For example, if your password was six characters long and only had numbers in it, then there are 1,000,000 possible combinations. However, when you add lowercase letters into the mix, then the possibilities jump from 1,000,000 to 2,176,782,336. My point is, always have lowercase letters, uppercase letters, numbers, and symbols in your passwords.
For a six-character password, when including all the four ingredients, then the number of possibilities is 689,869,781,056. That number is much higher if your password is longer than six characters!
But how am I supposed to remember it?!
You write it down, that’s how. Trust me, the first few times you might not be able to remember it, but as you continue to enter it, you will end up memorizing it.
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