Thursday, January 23, 2014

Passwords: Good and Bad

Recently there was a flood of articles about bad passwords, for example, 123456 and password. We are always encouraged to create a strong password.  It may sound daunting, but it is really easy. 

Do not think of a password as only one word.   Instead, think of it as a phrase.  When you write the phrase, substitute characters, such as numbers or symbols for some of the letters.  Use capitalization for some of the letters.  What if you used a password for the phrase "how about time."  There are several ways you might adopt the phrase, including
  • H0WAb0utT1me
  • h0wab0utym

There is a good article by Microsoft online at

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