"Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don’t let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months." ~Clifford Stoll
Information technology has impacted more than anything else around, in the current century. Now, you can share your thoughts without barrier and censorship, get in touch with lik- minded people and follow your interest through these available technological toys and sharing forum.
Same, has create a new ground and opportunity, for few people to exploit these technology for there own malicious benefits (cyber crime) . The few things, these unethical hacker do is to guess or steel your password for identity thefts on social media or take advantage of this information hack to make monetary transaction.
So to prevent us scenario, it would be best to make strong password and keep changing it regularly (at-least twice a year) . It might be easy to create a strong one , but how to remember it can be difficult task.
While making your password always keep the following point in your mind.
your password is stong :
- if it is at least 8 character long
- does not contain your user name,real name or company name
- does not contain a complete word.
- contain upper case (A,B etc), lower case (a,b etc), any digit (1,2 etc) and some alphanumeric charatcer (like @#$ etc)
If your password qualifies the above , it would take more than 100 year time to predict it accurately from the available algorithm (brute force) .Here ,few rules you can follow from the video (from Monzilla foundation) that you can make use of to create strong that could be easily memorable password.