Guide to passwords
If something is online then it is has the potential to be hacked. One way to prevent that is with a good password. But we then have the problem of making them up, changing them frequently and the worse part – remembering them.
You should never:
write down the actual password
Change them often
Have different passwords for different sites
write down hints
Use a password manager:
There are several different methods of creating passwords:
1. Sentences or lines of a song
‘We all live in a yellow submarine by the Beatles’ – WaliaysbtB4!
‘To be or not to be’ – 2BorNot2b_Thatisthe?
2. Lengthy phrase from unrelated words
3. Common elements
ABT2_uz_AMZ (About to use Amazon)
ABT2_uz_BB! (About to use Barclay’s Bank)
Pwrd4Acct-$$ (Password for account at bank)
Pwrd4Acct-Fb (Password for account at Facebook)
4. Pattern on keyboard
Biometric – If your device uses fingerprints rather than passwords use that.
Lastly you can test how secure your password is here: