Transcript of "Create Strong and Memorable Passwords: 4 Simple Steps"
How to Create
Strong and Memorable
4 Simple Steps
General Rules for Creating Strong
• Use made-up words, not found in a dictionary.
• Use a combination of letters (upper and lower
case), numbers, and special characters.
• The more characters you use, the better (at least 8).
• Use unique passwords for each account.
• Change passwords frequently.
Decide when you will
change your passwords.
Annually? Quarterly? Monthly?
For example, if you
plan to change your
you may add the year
and month to your
f b 1 < 3 M i Kd z ! 1 4 a p
t w 1 < 3 M i Kd z ! 1 4 j u
b k 1 < 3 M i Kd z ! 1 4 o c
14 is for the year 2014 and
ap is for the month of April
oc for October
ju is for July
This is an example of a
very simple pattern.
Make your pattern something not
easily guessed by someone else.
In fact, if something were
to happen to you, how
would anyone know what
to do with your accounts?
I recommend that you:
• Write or print the password details for each of
• Keep them in a secure place (with your will
perhaps) where your executor can find them.
• Don’t share your passwords with anyone.
• Avoid logging in to public computers. (Always
clear the browsing history, if you do.)
• Replace your weak passwords with your new
strong and memorable ones ASAP!
These are some good articles
about creating strong and
Thank you, Sippanont Samchai
for the use of your photo.