Creating a strong password is not hard. The challenging part is remembering that password and key it in correctly everytime you need it. Perhaps that’s why we succumb to use easy password we can reproduce easily. Now, we have a way to create a strong password you can remember in three simple steps. Firstly, let’s find out what a ‘strong password’ really means.
WHAT IS A STRONG PASSWORD?
A strong password is long and contains a mixture of letters, numbers and symbols. It should also be a phrase that only you know, not something you can pick from the dictionary. Google shared many ways to keep you secure online such as creating a different password for different accounts. The very first step is to create a strong password that is unique to you.
1. Pick a line from your favorite song/poem/book
Pick a line from your favorite songs or author. Choose a long one, preferably. For example, you can pluck a phrase from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 “Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May”. It can also be a sentence like “I love cupcakes” or a word you made up like “Justin Bubur”
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate;
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date;
2. Take the first letter of each word
After choosing a long sentence, take the first letter of each word to form a string of letters. “Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, ” translates to “RwdstdboM, “. It’s a good idea to maintain the capitals and even a comma.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, = RwdstdboM,
3. Insert numbers and symbols
Insert numbers and symbols into the line. You can replace the letter ‘O’ with zero/’0′ and the letter ‘S” with number 5. Hence, “RwdstdboM.” is changed to”Rwd5tdb0M.”
“ RwdstdboM “= Rwd5tdb0,“
There you’ve just created a strong password with a combination of capital and small letters, symbols and numbers!
Here are a few more examples to give you a better idea.
I hate durian! = [email protected]@n!
Cupcakes are yummy” = “[email protected]
It’s my life it’s now or never. I aint gonna live forever! = [email protected]!
JustinBubur = Ju5+1nbvbvr
Is your password strong? If not, it’s time to change it!