Is your password strong or does it need some help? Are you afraid to create one you won’t remember? At Burgie MediaFusion, we’re all about strong passwords! Some of our clients have asked us about creating effective, safe passwords so we thought we’d pass on our thoughts and ideas to you!
The Sentence Password:
Create a long sentence that you’ll be able to remember. Don’t use names or birthdays or anything that would be easy to find online. Pick something memorable but doesn’t give you away and remove the spaces between the letters “Thebeachisbetterinwinter”.
If you need numbers, capital letters, or symbols add them where it makes sense. “Th3beach!sbetterinw!nter”.
Worried someone might figure it out? Write it without the vowels. “Thbchsbttrnwntr”
Long and complex is the key here.
Use at least ten letters, numbers, and special characters. Include upper and lower-case letters and avoid easy-to-remember common words or phrases. This should be something random that you can remember.
Add uppercase letters in places you wouldn’t expect and add a strategic typo.
Make passwords completely random (but be sure to write it down and store it in a secure spot).
Use more symbols!!!!!!!
Use different words for different sites. If you need some sanity, you can make them different but similar. Br3Akfstfor!2!# breakfa5t!for2##*!
Don’t use the same password for everything.
Keep Them SAFE:
Store your passwords someplace only you (and those you trust) know where they are. There are many options available, both online, encrypted, and on paper (just keep them safely hidden).
Using a password manager, a tool that stores and protects your passwords, is helpful and in this day age necessary. These tools can also create passwords for you. All of the passwords will be kept safe in a “vault” under a master password that no one else knows and will be the only one you need to remember. There are paid and free managers out there, so do some research and find what works for you!
As tempting as it is, and most of us do this, do not let the browsers remember your passwords.
Whatever you do, do it with purpose and thought, but try to have fun with it too! In this day and age, it’s important to create very strong passwords and change them several times a year or utilize a password manager. Technology continues to evolve and may soon render passwords obsolete.
Your thoughts and ideas about passwords? We’d love to hear them! As your marketing specialists we know a thing or two about them, but are always ready to learn more!