What Makes A Strong Password?

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It all starts with a strong password. We all have more passwords we care to have. It might sound simplistic, but strong passwords are a must for good security. Strong passwords to your web, ftp, and data servers are the easiest first step toward a secure web presence.

What Makes A Strong Password?

A three-character password is much weaker than a six or eight character password. A good rule of thumb is never to use password shorter than eight characters.

In no way should you use the default password

Never make a word found in a dictionary your password. One of the most common methods to break into systems is to run scripts that try using dictionary words to guess your password. The less your password looks like a dictionary word, the less likely will someone guess what it is.

Include numbers and special characters

Avoid repeated numbers, characters or sequences such as 12345678, bbbbbbbb, or 33333333

Never use the user name, or any combination of it, as your password. Dont use your domain name as your password either.

Dont use look alike substitutions like 4ufromme, or n0t@home

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