So how do we create strong passwords that are harder to crack? Common sense certainly plays a leading role, but here are some quick guidelines:
- Don’t use words found in the dictionary.
- Mix in numbers and symbols, when possible.
- Use capital and lowercase letters.
- Length matters! Longer passwords can take significantly longer to crack.
- Never re-use a password from another website.
- Use a password manager to generate unique, random, strong passwords. My favorite is 1Password.