How to create a strong and secure password
A good, strong password is a guarantee of protection of your resources from third-party access, so many people are wondering how to make a secure password. First of all, you need to follow these requirements:
1. Password length should not be less than 10-12 characters.
There is no fixed minimum length for a secure password and because of this you can find completely different recommendations of password length from different sources. The longer your password, the more possible combinations will need to check the attacker's program to crack it. But we must always remember that technology does not stand still and the performance of computer processors increases every year. For example, ten years ago the average computer could take hundreds of years to crack a conditional password by brute force, today the same password can be cracked in days or even hours by the modern PC.
2. Password must contain lowercase and uppercase letters, special characters and numbers.
Using different character sets also increases the number of possible combinations. For example, an 8-digit number using numerals 0-9 would provide 100 million combinations whereas the same length password containing numbers, uppercase and lowercase letters has two hundred and eighteen trillion possible combinations.
3. Password must not include personal information and common words.
Your password should not contain info that others might know or could easily find out such as birthdays, names of people, nicknames of pets, favorite color, address or etc. Any words or dates actually reduce password security, the password should be random so as to provide maximum protection.
4. Password must be unique.
Use different passwords for each of your accounts, this will protect other accounts in case the password from any of the accounts becomes known to third parties.
With our website you can easily generate a password that will meet all the above requirements for any of your needs. But don't forget that storage location of your password is also very important because it does not matter how long and complicated your password is if it is pasted on a sticker near the computer.