Create a strong password

Nowadays a password isn’t just a combination of words, it’s your security. You have a password for nearly everything, whether it’s a bank or an email account.
This blog post should help you create a strong password.

Basic passwords

Our first passwords always included something very basic, for instance our relative’s name, series of numbers such as 111 and 1234, our pet’s name, etc. Did you know that these kinds of passwords are the most vulnerable ones? You will be shocked to find out how many people set their passwords as “admin123” or just “password”. Using your given or family name as a password is also a very bad idea, because there is a big chance that someone has the same name as you.

Password length

Short passwords are very easy to remember and you don’t really have to put much thought into them, but in reality, they may just be the easiest passwords to crack! Especially if your password is “pswd321”. You should never choose a password shorter than 15 characters. The longer, the better.

Use a mix of characters

It is a great practice to use both upper-case and lower-case letters, numbers, and sometimes even symbols. The stronger your password is, the harder it will be for someone to crack it.

Here is an example of a very secure password: D!))PO52U1#YJ

It is also a great practice to use password keychains (for example creating a sentence to remember your password by), as they are very secure and you do not risk forgetting your password. Resetting your password is never the hard part, creating a stronger password is, though.

We hope that these tips will help you next time you're creating an email password or setting up any type of online protection. And in case you would like to learn about more advanced security methods for emails, you can read our email encryption post.