How to make good Passwords?

India
December 8, 2012 7:58am CST
Thousands of email and other online accounts like netbanking account are being hacked every day. Because of only one reason of weak Password. Many of us neglect this important aspect of our online activity. I want to share with you a few tips in forming good password. 1. Always use special characters, numbers and uppercase alphabet in your password. 2. Never use your children's names or other family members' names as password. 3. Form your own rules like replacing all A's with @, all Es with 3, etc. 4. Never use dictionary words. 5. Never type your Password before others. 6. Keep your computer.virus. and malware free. These are a few of my techniques in password protection. Do you have any techniques to share? Please feel free. This will ensure that our online accounts are safe.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
8 Dec 12
Each one of us will have own strategy based on date of birth or home place or hobbies etc. it is not to be told openly in a forum like this.
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• India
8 Dec 12
I have tried to share what I know only. My intention is not to leak any one's information.. :-;
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• India
9 Dec 12
Namaste Ravisivan, We can share this information as now such information is available in all banking websites. If you access to your net banking account, all information is available under Internet banking tips https://www.sbi.co.in/user.htm
@one5415 (380)
• Canada
11 Dec 12
The keyboard of my computer or laptop has different language besides English letters. I just type the meaningful words but using my own language letters. It will show English letters or numbers on the screen. However, it looks like no rule or not a real word. I am the only person who know what it means. It's my way to create a password.
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• India
17 Dec 12
Its another useful tip rather. The password rule should be familiar to the creator only.
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
9 Dec 12
The longer the password is: the more possible combinations statistically there are which makes it harder for anyone to figure out. On the other hand it makes it harder for us to remember too. Using that password often, one can learn to remember even the longest password.
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• India
15 Dec 12
yes, you are right. There is nothing wrong in noting it down on a piece of paper and keep it safely so you can see and type it when no one is around you.
@ZoeJoy (1395)
• United States
11 Dec 12
Well, if I tell you my techniques, I will be giving away my secrets. lol Joking aside, my technique is to make my passwords as random as possible. I don't even use my dog's name in my passwords. Thanks for these great ideas on how to protect ourselves online.
@Life11211 (452)
• India
9 Dec 12
You forget we need to keep changing frequently and keep coming with new and strong password (we need to change in 15-20 days) Don't keep same password for different websites, always make new password for every log in in different websites. Never use Public computer for accessing sensitive information like our bank accounts.
• India
15 Dec 12
yes, That is another good tip. Thanks for sharing with us.
• South Africa
24 Jul 13
Wow man, this is amazing! Will share this!
@lifes97 (885)
• United Arab Emirates
15 Dec 12
hi there many talented t lines there but i guess after all it depend on what you are thinking the time you create the password so maybe its good to remember you tips, but when you are not at home or at work you want to do it fast and not follow the useful lines