Essential Tips For Making a Strong Password

Recently with Facebook’s security getting breached, there was an uproar everywhere. Seeing as almost 20% of the population uses Facebook, it is quite understandable that people would worry about it. Although CEO Mark Zuckerberg has assured the people that their information is sound and secure in their database, you should take some measures. Here are some tips as to how you can make a strong password which can not be breached.


1. Make it long

The very first thing you should know is that your password must be long. A password containing at least 8-10 characters is recommended to everyone as it makes decoding it harder.

2. Don’t be too simple

Using your name, phone number, or date of birth as a password is only going to help one person and that’s the hacker. Make sure to think of something more unique than these passwords.

3. Put different cases of letters

You can put the words shuffled in upper and lower cases, which would make it stronger. For instance- %AmR3jT21!, Fv2w3R@#.

4. Put symbols in it

Your password must contain at least 2 to 4 symbols in it and not just in the end, but they should be in the middle too. The more, the better. For example – A$#ley21W!k

5. Don’t use the same passwords

You shouldn’t use the same password for all your accounts as if even one of them gets breached; then all your information is at risk.

6. Keep it backed up

Your phone has a note option so you can store your passwords there to make sure you don’t forget them. Or else, you can use a password manager tool.

7. Don’t use third-party apps

You should avoid third-party apps which ask for personal information, and you should also only install them from a verified source such as the Play Store.

9. Don’t stay logged in

Make sure that you log out of the system when your session ends. Staying logged in on a computer almost makes sure that your information gets stolen.

10. Use two-step verification

Now organizations like Google, Facebook, and Whatsapp are allowing two-step verification in which an OTP is sent to your preferred email or mobile number. Enable this option, if it is available.

11. Extra security

There are big names like Norton, McAfee, and Kaspersky who provide anti-virus and password protection.  They offer malware protection which would not only save your information but also keep your device clean and secure.

Ryan Smith is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity. She writes about the latest updates regarding and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.

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