lock and key How to make great passwordsHave you noticed lately that more places where you sign up online are giving stronger suggestions for passwords? This is a great thing, as way too many people create simple, easy-to-crack passwords.

My tip for a good password is:

  • make it 8 characters or more
  • ensure it has at least 2 numbers in it

For example, if you must use your pet’s name, change some of the letters to numbers. If that’s not possible, add two numbers, like this

  • goldfish – you can change the ‘o’ to a zero, and add a number, like this:
  • g0ldfish9

Other examples:

  • fluffie – change the ‘e’ to a 3, and add a number = 3fluffi3
  • giraffe can become gir2ff3
  • get the picture?

This will deter password thieves for a lot longer, and it will make you feel safer too.

Why not print up a list of all your logins and passwords, and then go through and update them over the holiday break.

You do that on a regular basis … right? icon smile How to make great passwords

PS – only 6 more sleeps till Santa comes!

Cheers
Teena

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 How to make great passwords Hi, I'm Teena Hughes and I'm a techno-geek who loves the internet, technology and the fast pace of exciting new innovations. I love to share my knowledge and experience with others by helping them create their websites, build an online presence, become an expert in their field by using techniques like SEO, video marketing, online & offline marketing and many other groovy tools :-) If you'd like some help or to be pointed in the right direction, contact me today - I'd love to chat and to offer help in an easy-to-understand way, with easy-to-follow instructions and guidance.
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