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Your password will be used to help you log in to your account dashboard. You should choose a password that others will find difficult to guess, yet easy enough for you to remember. Read our tips below:
1. Your password should be at least 8 characters long.
2. Don’t use a word or phrase of special importance to you, like a birthday or name of a family member. This information can be too easily found out by someone. If you do prefer to use a date, you should separate the numbers out throughout the password or change the combination of numbers so that the numbers look random instead. If using the name of a family member, try using a middle name of a more distantly related family member. You should still include the advice in point 3 and 4 directly below, which will strengthen your password.
3. Use at least one capital letter and one lowercase letter in your password. Use capital letters where they would be least expected (i.e. not just at the beginning of a word)
4. Use numbers and symbols, such as @, #, hyphens, underscores and exclamation marks. Try not to use obvious dates or number sequences, such as 1066 or 1234.
5. Try not to use the same password as you’ve already used for other applications and services.
6. It is highly recommended you change your password regularly.
Your password should consist of seemingly random letters, or random string of words, and include additional numbers and symbols. This will make it a difficult password to guess, but can also make it tricky to remember. Some people write down their passwords so they don’t need to remember it, but this is not advisable. If you do write it somewhere, make sure it is disguised and doesn’t look like a password (certainly don’t add it to a notebook on a page titled “Passwords”). You could split your password in two and write each half in two different places (such as two different pages in the same notebook, or in separate notebooks would be better). However, the most secure way to keep your password safe is to keep it in your head. You’ll need a strategy to create memorable passwords that are very difficult to guess. Here are some ideas on how to do just that:
1. Common strategies include:
2. Pick two or three words that all mean something to you but have no obvious connection to one another. Either type each word one after the other to create your password, or separate each word with a symbol or number. Then just create a strategy to remember which order the words appear in your password, which could perhaps be alphabetically, based on the last letter of each word.
3. You can even select two or three words that seem to have no personal connection to you. Start with a fixed object in the room, such as a clock, which will be your first word. Scan you eyes round the room and the next obvious fixed object could be the next word, e.g. mirror. Your password may end up being something like ‘clockmirrorlamp’. Include some extra security steps, such as including numbers and symbols, e.g., ‘clo!ckmirrorl5amp’.
3. Pick a phrase that you’ll likely remember due to an emotional connection with it. Emotional connections to words make great passwords as they’re not so easy to guess even by the people who know you best. The phrase could be from a song or book. If the phrase seems too long for a password, then shorten it by only including the first letter of each words (i.e. an acronym of the phrase), or exclude all the vowels or consonants.
4. Including numbers in your password, in a seemingly random way, can be a challenge. You could replace certain letters with a particular number. It’s common to replace E with 3, or I with 1, so try to avoid these obvious substitutions.
5. Add a character to your password. Perhaps replace the letter that appears most frequently in your password with your favourite symbol, such as an exclamation mark. Or use the symbol after every third character in your password.
6. If you’ve got a short word you want to use, consider doubling it up, with or without a space between each word, or use a symbol between. Ensure your password ends up at least 8 characters long. For additional security the second word could be spelled backwards instead. Or write the first word with a capital letter for the first character and then lowercase for the rest, but write the second word with a lowercase first letter and the rest in uppercase.
There are endless strategies and you may be able to think of your own, which can only help to make your password more secure.