Password DOs and DON’Ts
It’s easier than you think to create strong,
hard-to-guess, easy-to-remember passwords.
Here are a few tips:
Use a password phrase and make it relevant. If
you’re joining a crossword site think “knot my pencil” and
write it something like this: “|<n0tmyP3n$il”
Make it something you can visualize.
It’s easier to remember that way
Make it more than 10 characters and include
capitals, numbers and symbols
The more personal the better. For a clothing retail site think
“mY5orit3$hirt’sR3d” (my favorite shirt is red)
Use names: pets, businesses, family, friends, etc.
Use letter or number patterns: 1234, abcd, etc.
Use birthdays, addresses, postal or zip codes,
even if you add a number or symbol
Use less than 10 characters
Store them locally or on the Internet