Tips for creating foolproof passwords [Part 1]


In light of the latest revelation on: Passwords(Passwords, if you prefer and going forward), starts today a series of posts of tips to create infallible passwords. As uncomfortable as the Passwords there is still no better, more reliable and more viable resource for people to protect their data in electronic media. Because of this, we all need to memorize passwords: for use in the bank, for access to e-mail, for identification in a social network, etc.

The problem is that there is no point in using passwords if they can be easily discovered or if you have difficulty decorating or protecting them. This text was created just to help you deal with it. You'll see here tips for creating foolproof passwords and you'll see guidelines on what to do and what not to do with them.

Part 1 - How NOT to create passwords.

1 - Do not Create Passwords Based on Sequences

When a malicious person wants to discover someone's password, he usually tries first combinations like 123456, abcdef, 1020304050, QWERTY (keyboard sequence), among others. Sequential passwords can be easily decorated, on the other hand, can be discovered with few attempts. So avoid them. Although it may seem like an obvious guideline, many security issues in corporate and Internet services occur through the use of such passwords.

2 - Do not use special dates, car registration number, names and etc.

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Many people use special days - such as a relative's birthday or wedding date - as a password. Similarly, some people use the car registration number, their home number, their telephone number, a document number, a child's name, their inverted surname, and so on.

This practice is safer than using sequences, on the other hand, a malicious person may find that a date means a lot to you and take this fact into consideration when trying to figure out your password. Therefore, avoiding the use of this information is an efficient way to enhance your safety.

3 - Avoid using passwords related to your tastes

Do you like football and are you a team fanatic? Avoid using the club name as a password. Are you a fan of a musical group? Avoid using the band name or your musicians as a password. Do you like the books of a certain writer? Avoid using his or her character's name as a password. When someone really likes something, it usually makes it clear to everyone around them. Soon, the chances of a person thus creating a password based on their tastes are great.

4 - Do not use words around you to create passwords

The brand of the watch on the wall of the office, the model of the video monitor on your desk, the name of the store that you can see when you look out the window, anyway, any name around you may seem like a good idea for a password, especially when it is a long term and difficult to assimilate in the first attempt. The problem is that if you look at any of these names when entering a password, someone close to you might notice. So avoid using passwords as terms that are easily visible in your environment and above all avoid repeating previous passwords by changing characters only.

I hope you enjoyed the 1 part, the second part comes soon.


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