Saturday, 24 August 2013

Build a Strong Password

Build a Strong Password

The best passwords:

? cannot be found in a dictionary

? contain numbers, letters and those odd swear symbols on top of the numbers

? contain upper and lower case letters

? the longer the “stronger”

With a 2 letter password, and 26 letters in the alphabet, plus 10 numbers (ignoring symbols),

there are 236 possible combinations (687,000,000 possibilities). Increase the password length to
8 characters, and there are 836 combinations (324,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

There are many password generators available on the internet, but these will generate a
nearly impossible to remember password.

Try instead to use a seemingly random string of letters or numbers that you can easily recall.

For example:

gandt3b! (goldilocks and the 3 bears!)
JJPL2c1d (john, jill, paul, lucy, 2 cats, 1 d – the members of your household)