The Importance of Password and Account Security.
Passwords are a pain to remember. With all the requirements needed to set a password now – numbers, Capital letters, symbols, minimum character limits. They are becoming nearly impossible to remember. Using the same password for multiple accounts might be an easy solution to forgotten passwords. The problem with this solution is that passwords become weaker each time they’re used. Imagine if the same password was used for your email, social networking and other accounts. Now, imagine a bunch of troublesome hackers have leaked the password from your email provider. Your email account would be compromised, but your other accounts would also be at risk.
So, what should you do? Using the same password is out, how are you going to remember and create a unique password for each account? One solution is to use a memorable phrase which is easy to remember.
Please note: below is an example of how you might find out a complex, easy to remember password. Obviously, you should not use this password mentioned below.
For example, consider a few lines from a common nursery rhyme:
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,
How i wonder what you are,
Up above the world so high.
By simply retaining the first letters of the words, we can create an easy to remember password: TtlsHiwwyaUatwsh. We can also strengthen the password by using symbols and numbers in place of numbers, like so: Ttl5H1wwy@U@tw5h
Picking a phrase that is memorable and personal to you is probably the hardest thing to do, but once you have got one, creating a strong password should be easy.