How to Create a Passphrase

In this post we will learn about creating a passphrase for a strong password and protect our security.

Creating a passphrase follows similar rules to creating a traditional password, but it doesn’t need to be as complex, because the length of the phrase will provide enough security to outweigh the simplicity.

  1. Choose 4 random words. You can use the Simple Strong Password Generator if you’d like.
  2. Add spaces between the words if you prefer.

At this point, you should have something that looks like: copy indicate trap bright

You can stop there if you’d like, or you can add some extra strength by following these steps:

  1. Make a few of the letters upper-case.
  2. Add in a few number and symbols.

After applying those rules, it will look something like: Copy indicate 48 Trap (#) bright

Things to avoid:

  • Don’t place the words in a predictable pattern or form a proper sentence; that would make it much easier to guess.
  • Don’t use song lyrics, quotes or anything else that’s been published. Attackers have massive databases of published works to build possible passwords from.
  • Don’t use any personal information. Even when combined with letters and numbers, someone who knows you, or can research you online, can easily guess a password with this information.
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