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.
- Choose 4 random words. You can use the Simple Strong Password Generator if you’d like.
- 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:
- Make a few of the letters upper-case.
- 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.