What is a good password?

glossaryWhat is a good password and how can you create one?


Good passwords

A good password is one that is difficult for others to guess but easy for you to remember.

Good passwords also include the following...

  • Upper and lower case letters.
  • At least one other type of character (eg. numbers or quotation marks).
  • Are at least 8 characters long.


How to create one

Here is a routine that has served me well...

  1. Think of a phrase that means something to you.
  2. A quick way to do this is to think of a line from a song (eg. Bohemian Rhapsody).
  3. Now take the first character from each word in the phrase.
  4. I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me.
  5. This gives you...  ijapbnlm
  6. Now make one of the characters upper case...  ijapBnlm
  7. Now choose one of the characters and make it into a number...  1japBnlm


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