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How to Create a Strong and Smart Password

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How to Create a Strong and Smart Password

Create a Strong password When we talk about online security the most common problem faced by people are hacked account. Hacked websites and hacked online life. The common problem for such issue is lack of an efficient antivirus, or if you believe you have the best antivirus try and check effectiveness of your password.

Google released a post on password safety tips. I will quickly summarize the post and you can read more about it on official page.

How to Make a Strong password for better security:

Using Dictionary password

Most common password we use are dictionary words and the problem with dictionary words are they can easily be taken by a brute force attack. A brute force attack will keep trying different combination of words to crack your password. Thumb rule : Avoid using Common dictionary password.

Using common passwords

People tends to use their password associated with their life like birthdate, phone numbers, girlfriend name. Such passwords can be easily taken down by hot and trial method. Are you one of them, try to get a new password.

Password recovery option

Remember my previous post on Recover Gmail password by SMS, make sure your password recovery options are up to date. This will be very helpful in case of retrieving password.

Complex password

Use a complex password. By complex password I means your password should contain lower character, upper case, letters, numbers, special symbol. if you feel your password is too secure , you should cross check using online brute force calculator.

Thumb rule which I believe on , keep a separate account for your major accounts like Adsense, Hosting, bank accounts. No matter what, never add your account into any public domain.

Another advice would be , go back to 80′s and start maintaining your online password into a dictionary. I know it sounds little weird, but when your system is online, you are exposed to every one.

What security measures you take to create a strong password?

{ 10 comments… add one }

  • Chethan

    Bro…My Pasword Sucks..and now i need to change it!
    I have a very Bad antivirus software!

    Wake Up Chethan :)

    Reply
    • Harsh Agrawal

      Aha! I like the comment I guess its coming from wake up sid :)
      Meanwhile @serious note don’t delay and change your password instantly.

      Reply
  • George Serradinho

    I use to just make up passwords, but then found out about Strong Password Generator and use that. You can select the number of characters and you can include symbols.

    I hope you don’t mind the link?

    Reply
    • Harsh Agrawal

      George if a link is useful and obviously linking to non-spam website and adding value here, like thats what you did, no one will mind a link in comment :). Thanks for adding more value to it and I guess you will agree with importance of strong password and antivirus, because sometime back your wordpress was compromised..

      Reply
    • subo

      Thanks about d info dude

      I was pretty casual about setting pwd

      Reply
  • Webmaster Forum UK

    Nice share, its important to take security measures on a regular basis to safeguard your computer

    Reply
  • Anish KS

    Use Upper/Lower cases, digits , special characters to create a strong password.

    Reply
    • Harsh Agrawal

      Thanks for your insight ANish and yes that is important to make a password complex.

      Reply
  • Ruchi

    I was not aware of online brute force calculator, nice one . Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
    • Harsh Agrawal

      Ruchi Brute force is most common technique of hacking and checking your password strength against such brute force attack will give you an insight on how strong your password is or if you need to make it more complex.

      Reply

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