Create Secure but Easy to Remember Passwords
Edited by Christine Cruz, Eng, Doug Collins, Lynn and 4 others
"Just use my old account, I forgot the password with the new one," Robert, 43, said. "Ugh! What's my password again?" Patrick, 23, cried. Forgetting a password is a common "illness". Unfortunately, almost everything that involves with security requires you to create a password that will not only secure your valuables, but also keep them safe for an infinite time. A password is supposed to be a virtual lock, but it may seem like a key thrown in the ocean once forgotten. At that point, you have to deal with the long and tedious process of password retrieval. This process can be compared to a virtual nightmare.
To Begin With
There is no such thing as a perfect password. A committed hacker can crack any password, given enough time and the right "dictionary" or "brute force" tools. But just like breaking into a car, if the protection is strong enough, the hacker will become discouraged and commonly give up before the protection fails (Gil, 2013). On some websites, there is what we call "password strength" that lets you know how strong and secure your chosen password is. This helps you decide the password you can use. The strength of your password depends on how hard the password is to crack. Many people disregard the fact that at every single piece of data that you enter and submit on the internet, everything is subjected to be used by other people either to harm you, or for them to gain incentives. Simple indifference may lead to lot of problems. With this, passwords are created, but at the same time, it can also be your worst nightmare. Forgotten or hacked passwords will likely lead to bigger problems in the end.
How Strong is my Password?
How Can I Easily Remember Passwords?
- 1Not-So-Significant. Create a password from something that is significant to you, yet is not so significant as to be recognized by the people around you. Remember, you can also make the password meaningful, but not necessarily create the password from something that is meaningful. This is the not-so-significant password.
Quirky Ways to Create Passwords
These are just some ways to create your password. You can modify, combine and even create your own, as long as you can be assured of its provided security.
- 1Using your favorite quote.
- Love is Patient.
- Love is Kind.
- A Hug is a Great Gift
- 2Using a common phrase.
- Every Good Boy Does Fine
- Love is in the Air
- 3Letters to numbers. Convert words into numbers. This works best in mobile phones.
- Emerald can be converted to 3637253
- Taylor Swift can be converted to 82956779438
- December 25, 1989 to 9891D25
- July 16, 1997 to 796170
- 5Keyboard Formation
- Letter C to EwQaZxC
- Letter V to RfVgY
Keep in Mind
- 1Passwords are supposed to keep something safe and are not meant to be lost.
- 2Do not, in any way, tell anyone your password.
- 3Don't trust anyone with your password. Just keep it to yourself, like a toothbrush.
- 4On the internet, never submit your password from one site on another site. This can be dangerous.
- 5Be wary of unsecured websites.
- 6Type as fast as possible so no one can detect your password.
- 7Do not write your password down.
- 8If possible, change your password regularly, especially if you have a master password.
- 9Always think of your password, so it will be constantly in your mind. Then, no more forgotten passwords.
- 10Do not fret too much about remembering passwords. You will forget it faster if you worry about it.