We all should know the importance of computer security especially on the Internet. Past guidance suggested to use cryptic passwords that are almost impossible to remember such as
The issue with this is humans generally have a really hard time remembering and computers don't have a hard time breaking them. Using a simple pass phrase sprinkled with some clever character substitution will be easy for humans to remember and infinitely difficult for computers to break. An example using common words: apple plate oven pie would look like this ...
Each word is capitalized, number 3 substitutes for letter e, and ! (exclamation point) substitutes for letter i In this case most site's requirements are met. Other substitutions I commonly use:
Post by xairbusdriver on Aug 23, 2017 19:48:07 GMT
You might be interested in reading "The Manual" at NIST.gov CAUTION! Reading this manual will cause severe eyelid drooping and may cause neck injury!! Please have a responsible adult carefully watch you for signs of boredom!!
I highly recommend people make use of Two-factor authentication (where available). This means that in addition to a password, they need another form of identification (like a code sent to them via text message).