General Rules for Creating Strong
Passwords • 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.
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This is an example of
a very simple pattern. Make your pattern something not easily guessed by someone else.
I recommend that you: •
Write or print the password details for each of your accounts. • 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 memorable passwords: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/create-secure-passwords-keep-your-identity-safe http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2008/06/the-ultimate-guide-for-creating-strong-passwords/ http://safeandsavvy.f-secure.com/2010/03/15/how-to-create-and-remember-strong-passwords/ http://wolfram.org/writing/howto/password.html