How To: Create A Great Password
Posted By: Tanner Clark - 5/7/2018 2:43:00 PM

 

How to Create a Great Password

Written By Rick Pabst

Runbiz Support Engineer


We’ve all been trained to use passwords that are hard to remember and subsequently, hard to type. Because of this, we make them as short as possible. But here’s the kicker... Length is your best friend when it comes to passwords.

Here’s a new way to think about passwords.

Use words, phrases, or short sentences for your passwords. e.g. Lyrics to your favorite song, a saying you enjoy.

Here are a few examples of great passwords:

  • I like Fridays! (15 characters)
  • Pie > Cake. (11 characters)
  • Is this the real life? (22 characters)
  • Fireandraindance1 (17 Characters)
  • Sunshineonmyshoulders5 (22 characters)
  • Sunshine on my shoulders. (25 characters)

 

Easy to remember. Easy to type. Nice and long, which makes them strong.

Some systems won’t let you use spaces, and some systems will limit how long your password can be. Can you imagine having that as a problem? Your password is too long!

Just avoid using personal information! Steer clear of birthdays, phone numbers, names, etc.

Apply these tips, and you’ll be the envy of the security minded everywhere when you quickly and easily type your impenetrably long password.