A weak password is still one of the most common ways a hacker will break in. They are typically easy to crack and/or often reused. Thanks to password-hacking software readily available online, hackers can try millions of possible password combinations in just seconds.
When it comes to passwords, one thing is certain: Size matters! Try using a Passphrase instead of a Password. Follkow these steps to create your own secure Passphrase.
Step 1 – Add words to create a phrase
Let’s say you love FLTA. Add some words around it so that it makes sense to you in a meaningful way: Iloveflta
That’s a good start, but it could do with being longer. Be more specific: Ilovefltawelivesecurity
Step 2 – Add capitals for emphasis
Your passphrase as it currently stands is a lot stronger than the original password. However, it needs more detail. Add capitals, as if you’re emphasizing each word (in your head): ILoveFLTAWeLiveSecurity
Step 3 – Add punctuation for creative flair
Consider this step as a decorative element, as if you’re now considering your passphrase visually. To make it easier, add punctuation at the beginning and at the end: ILoveFLTAWeLiveSecurity!
Step 4 – Add spaces to add further complexity
A lot of people are unaware of the fact that you can add spaces to your passphrase. This makes it much more complex: I Love FLTA WeLiveSecurity!
Step 5 – Add block capitals to go one step further
Your passphrase is in good shape. However, a ‘final topping’ will add another layer of security – block capitals: I LOVE FLTA WeLiveSecurity!