Your information is valuable – to you and to perpetrators.
Here are some tips on how to create a strong password/passphrase.
Examples of Bad Passwords
First, let’s review some bad passwords:
- Steelers1 (Or any favorite sports team)
- (Your pet’s name) or (Your Spouse’s name) or (Your Child’s name)
- (Your birth date or any family member’s birthdate)
Best Practices for Strong Passwords & Passphrases
Some recommended best practices for strong passwords are:
- Use a minimum of 15 alphanumeric characters (Upper and Lower case)
- Use special characters if permitted.
- An example of a strong password is: Osc@rth3Gr0uch!
- Oscar starts with a capital O o Lower case “o” can be replaced by zero o “e” can be replaced by 3 o “a” can be replaced by @