4 Tips for a Strong Password

It would take a hacker 5 minutes to brute force the password "g0*oS3!_", it's really time to start taking passwords more seriously.
06.10.23 Charles Griffiths

Brute force password cracks are becoming very common in the world of cyber crime. This is a trial-and-error method to test possible password combinations until the correct one is guessed.

However, there are things you can do to stop this from happening to you:

    1. Make your passwords longer
      If we double the length of the password above to 16 characters, i.e “D4£se8!$re8#F16£”, those 39 minutes become 92 billion years. BIG difference. (Source: Hive Systems Password Chart)
    2. Use numbers, upper and lower case letters and symbols
      The more varied your password, the harder it is to brute force.
    3. Never make them personal
      In our digital age, a hacker can learn a lot about people in a short space of time. NEVER make your passwords personal to you eg. kids names, pet names, home town…
    4. Make them unique
      Now you may be thinking… I can follow those rules but I can’t remember multiple, complex passwords. Don’t worry, neither can I. Here, I’d recommend a Password Manager to safely store all of your passwords, all you have to remember is a master password.

It really is important to make your passwords unique, otherwise if your password is compromised, a hacker can access all types of accounts. To find out more about Password Managers, read my guide attached at the bottom of this email.

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