Creating strong passwords is the first step to defending against cyber attacks.
But often that means it is hard to remember. The key is to create a strong password that is easy to remember but hard to guess. Here are some tips to help you do that:
1 – Use a phrase that means something to you but incorporates acronyms. Maybe use lines from a favorite scripture, song or movie but incorporate something specific to the account.
- Example for a shopping account: J0hnThr336Teen-@m@z0n (John 3:16 Amazon)
- Example for a bank account: M@yTh3F0rc3B3W!thU$$ (May the Force Be With You)
2 – Use common elements but specifics for the site
- Example for Facebook use L0gg!ngInt0FB! (Logging into Facebook)
- Example for Wells Fargo use L0gg!ngInt0Wh@lesF@rg0$ (Logging into Wells Fargo)
3 – Use the first letter of each word in a phrase
- Example LlWg2N@bB! (Looks like we’re going to need a bigger boat (from Jaws!))
- Example FmD!dG@d (Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn)