Tip of the Week: How to Make Passwords Difficult to Guess

We are back with this Week’s Tip where we will learn few tips on how to make Passwords difficult to guess.

In our day to day lives we need to store our information and thus we require passwords for that, but here is how to make your passwords strong and difficult to guess.

Tips:

• Ensure that your password is at least 8 characters long and is a combination of Lower Case, Upper Case, Numeric Characters and Special characters (i.e. *,!,@,& etc ).

• Do not use:

             o Common elements, which are easy to guess or crack using cracking tools (i.e., words, names, sports, movies and shows, groups, songs etc)
             o Elements relating to your personal life, which could be found out with a bit of social engineering (i.e. graduation year, birthdays, phone numbers etc)
             o Keyboard patterns (i.e. 1q2w3e4r), which are very common and easy to crack
             o Repeating patterns (i.e. ah*fjDS1, ah*fJDS2, etc), because once the pattern is cracked, it is easy to get the complete password.

If you keep these tips in mind then you can be sure of one thing, your password is safe!

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