Special symbols are used in a strong password. Since you generate more potential combinations by using special symbols and numbers in your password, it becomes more difficult to guess. You’re less likely to be a victim of a brute force login attack if your password contains special symbols and unique characters.
- Make strong passwords.
Choose a password of at least eight characters and a variety of character types.
- Use no names, dictionary words, phone numbers, dates, or basic combinations of these.
- A pattern of keyboard characters, such as a sequence of keys in a straight or diagonal row, should be avoided.
- Use a random character sequence. Have a combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and characters typed when keeping down the Option key (if the site or item requires it).
Password Assistant will assist you in creating a safe password. Click the Key button next to the New Password area to open Password Assistant. Password appears when you type a password.
Passwords should not be reused.
This is worth repeating. When a hacker breaks one password, they try it on every other form of account they can think of. A systematic hack involving several accounts could have been avoided for several victims if each account had a different password.
Make your passwords as long as possible.
When it comes to keeping your accounts open, the length of your password is crucial. We recommend using at least 16 characters in your passwords. The longer the password, the more difficult it is to crack. While remembering a password with random symbols, letters, and numbers can take some time, these passwords are the most safe and provide an extra layer of security. Using KeePass Pas if you don’t want to recall your passwords.
Passwords should not be saved in your browser.
When you enter passwords online, your browser will often ask whether you want to save the password for future use. It’s extremely easy, but it’s also extremely dangerous—so don’t do it. A hacker (or someone using your computer in person) can easily access all of your browser’s passwords.
A password manager is, once again, a safer option. Many password managers will bind to your browser and make logging into your accounts faster as an added bonus.
Passwords can never be shared in plain text.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re texting a close friend, family member, or spouse; sharing your password over any kind of unencrypted text—for example, sending an e-mail—is a bad idea.