How do you choose a good and strong password and remember this?

Websites make more and more demands on passwords. Logical, because you want what you protect with password to be really safe. Nevertheless, some requirements seem impossible: with punctuation marks, numbers, capital letters and a minimum number of characters. What is a good or strong password, how do you remember it, and - perhaps most importantly - how do you make sure you remember it?

A good and strong password

A complex password is often the best. Logical, because that is less likely to be guessed by others. The more logical, the easier to guess. This also means that your date of birth is lost or the name of your child or partner. If you can trace a clear link to you as a person in your password, it is often unsuitable (unless you expand it with numbers and alternate with capital letters). A good and strong password consists of numbers, letters and symbols.

Unsuitable

There are many passwords that are absolutely not strong. These are passwords that someone could guess quickly and relatively easily. Some examples are listed below.
  • Passwords such as w @ chtw00rd, where certain letters are replaced by numbers that look like the letters
  • Your date of birth
  • Your friend's name, partner, child (ren)
  • Important dates, such as your wedding day
  • A combination of name plus place of residence and / or date of birth
  • Existing words with 987, 123, or another simple combination behind it

Smart use of your strong password

Use different passwords for different websites. If someone ever guesses your password, they will not be able to access all your files or e-mails. Do you find it difficult to remember so many passwords? You can extend a good, strong password by putting your age or your favorite number behind or in front of it. Because your password is already strong anyway, an expansion to include your birth year - or something else that can be traced back to you - will weaken less than if your entire password is easy to guess.

Remember your password

Repeat, repeat, repeat

For telephone numbers and also pin codes and passwords, the more you use these, the better you remember them. This means that a 'practice' password is also a good idea if you want to remember it better. Type it to practice twenty times in succession. Repeat this after half a day, and then another day later. If you subsequently use the PIN code often, you will quickly learn it forever by heart.

Keep your PIN or number series secure

Remembering passwords or pin codes is very difficult for flour people. The solution for anyone who really cannot remember code is to store it encrypted.
You always have your phone with you. So here you could make a note with your pin code in it. Of course you don't want to just put down your pin code. If someone would steal your bag with wallet and telephone, you have a problem. In any case, it is not recommended that you store your PIN somewhere, because you never know who will be using it.
How do you do it then? Simple: you remember the number 1, 2, or 3. Suppose your PIN is 1234.
You have remembered 1: 1234735
You have 2 remembered: 4123418
You have 3 memorized: 7212340
If you save your pin code in this way, only you know which four numbers it is. Fill in the rest of the series (which you can make as long as you want) with random numbers.

Come up with a donkey bridge

Do you have an impossible password that you cannot remember? Then come up with a donkey bridge!
Imagine this is your password: Nk12mgr!
You can think of a sentence here, for example: Nyou kunnen 12 mandsen gratis rdemand!
In this way it is a lot easier to remember sets of words and characters. Logically, every sentence starts with a capital letter. Do you have a capital letter in your password, but is this not the first letter? Then you can make a name for it. If, for example, the m is a capital letter in the example above, then you can make this sentence: Now 12 Maartens can travel for free!
Another way is to give numbers the function of letters.
With this password for example: Kj0dpg?
K.un je 0OK de pasta gfor a bit?
Hereby you remember that your o is a zero.
Or, with a symbol in the middle of the sentence: J = viv12je0! (Joga is for everyone aged 12 and under)
There are of course millions of variants to think of. This trick also works the other way. Write down a sentence that you can remember well and process it in a code. This code then becomes your password.
Creating a password is simple for Name!
Ewv = svN!

Generator

Of course you don't have to come up with a new password yourself. If you really can't figure it out, you can use a password generator.

Video: How to Create a Strong Password (April 2020).

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