How to Choose the Safest Password for you
In a perfect world, you wouldn’t have to use an archaic system like a password in order to access your most secure data. Fortunately, industries are finally starting to embrace biometric identity verification tools such as iris scanning and fingerprinting services for individuals, but it’s still not being utilized enough to completely get rid of passwords.
So until then, the best thing you can do is make your passwords as strong and secure as possible. Popular Science recently wrote a piece about how to make your passwords more secure and so unique that not even the smartest hacker could guess your login.
A great idea the article shares is to turn a random sentence into a password. So for example, let’s say I want to turn the sentence, “When I grow up I want to be the 3rd best runner in the world” into a password. Once I have my sentence, I can turn the first letter of every word into my password. So, “When I grow up I want to be the 3rd best runner in the world” turns into “WIguIwtbt3britw”.
The article also recommends using password management software or add-ons to help store all of your passwords, although we recommend avoiding those if you can, since those sites can be hacked as well.
Other Key Takeaways from the Article
- Don’t use “123456” or “password”. They’re incredibly insecure, and millions of people already use those passwords.
- Choose a combo of number and letters that aren’t easily guessable.
- Use passwords that are at least 10 characters long.
- Don’t use the same password for multiple accounts
Read the rest of the story, here.