Move on from Worst Passwords to Create and Remember Powerful Passwords

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Mashable.com listed out 25 worst passwords for year 2011, with the top honor taken by all time favorite password, “password”.  Check it out, its a fun reading, top 10 worst passwords are listed below

1. password
2. 123456
3.12345678
4. qwerty
5. abc123
6. monkey
7. 1234567
8. letmein
9. trustno1
10. dragon

They also list out some key rules that one must follow to

  • Vary different types of characters in your passwords; include numbers, letters and special characters when possible.
  • Choose passwords of eight characters or more. Separate short words with spaces or underscores.
  • Don’t use the same password and username combination for multiple websites. Use an online password manager to keep track of your different accounts.

Now creating a strong password is not a difficult task, but still large number of people end up using weak passwords primarily because remembering many complicated passwords could be tasking and be a hassle when you forget them. The trick lies in creating a powerful formula or a rule for generation of passwords, so all you need to remember is the formula or rule and using that rule you can always create as many passwords as you want. Now one such formula could be the one which takes one or more letter(s) from each of your favorite movies in the order that you like them with a mix of some symbols here and there, by controlling the number of movies or characters you can have as many passwords as you want. I hope you get the drift! 🙂

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