The strongest passwords look like a random string of characters to attackers. But random strings of characters are hard to remember.
You can therefore, make a random string of characters based on a sentence that is memorable to you, but is difficult for others to guess.
- Mix uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers. – Introduce intentional misspellings.
- Substitute some special characters
- Use symbols that look like letters, combine words, or replace letters with numbers to make the password complex.
- Make sure it’s at least 8 characters long.
- Start with a sentence or two
- Remove the spaces between the words in the sentence.
- Turn words into shorthand or intentionally misspell a word.
- Add length with numbers. Put numbers that are meaningful to you after the sentence.
- You can also use ASCII characters to make passwords stronger!
- Avoid sequences or repeated characters. “12345678,” “222222,” “abcdefg,” or adjacent letters on your keyboard do not make secure passwords.
- Don’t use any part of your or your wife’s name, birthday, social security number, or similar information for your loved ones.
- Avoid dictionary words in any language
- Avoid using only one password for all your accounts
- Avoid using online storage.