The One Thing You Should Not Have In A Password

At least once a week i will encounter someone who has lost access to their online account through a poor password and the one common mistake is that a word is visible which makes it easy to “break”.

For example:

  • eve20156
  • crows1997
  • crows1998
  • port2004

If you do not want to use a password manager you need to eliminate the word but as we all know it is hard for us to remember passwords so how do we make the above passwords just a bit better.

  • 20E15ve6!
  • 19Cr97ows#
  • 19Cro98ws!
  • 20Por!t04

Some slight changes have made these more secure but still able to be remembered.

Also remember to turn on 2 factor authentication 

Author: Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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