Creating and managing Passwords online.

For all of your online accounts,

  • Use Strong Passwords. a strong password is long and difficult to guess
    • Use long passwords , at least 8 characters long
    • Use a combination of capital and common letters
    • Use numbers
    • Use special characters.
    • E.g “P@ssw0rD”

  • Change your passwords frequently
    • Change your password at least once per year
    • Change your password if you suspect that someone has accessed your online account.
    • Change your password if someone’s behavior appears that they intend to access your online account.

  • Do not use the same password for any two online accounts.

    Choose complex but memorable passwords. Although your passwords can be complex, ensure that the password is memorable to you. e.g ” F@c3b00k_Tr!p_T0_Th3_M00n “. This password example can be thought of as “Facebook trip to the moon” but you replaced

    letter a with @,
    letter o with 0 (zero) ,
    letter i with !
    letter e with 3
    spaces with _ (underscore) and
    the first letter of each word is capitalized, all others were either lower case or symbols.

Once you choose a memorable phrase and you settle on your symbol replacements, you’ll be good to go with creating a strong and manageable passwords!

© 2021  Vedesh Kungebeharry. All rights reserved. 

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