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Tips for Remembering a Secure Password

Author: ITS

Posted on Jul 20, 2016

Category: General Interest , Tips and Tricks

It can be challenging to come up with a password that is complex enough to meet the approval of security standards, without being so complex that you’re constantly forgetting it.

Fortunately, there are some tips that can help you remember your password without having to compromise on its safety and reliability:

*Note: It’s usually recommended that you avoid basing your password on personal information (ex. Your son’s name), but many people find they are less likely to forget information that has meaning. We recommend picking something you will remember and then building your password from there, making it stronger.

1. Incorporate varying topics (your son’s childhood nickname, his middle initial, the year you bought your family home, your husband’s favorite type of pie)

Login screen prompted for password

mickeyj2002bumbleberry

2. Rotate capital letters and lower case letters

MickeyJ2002BumbleBerry

3. Add symbols and additional numbers

(MickeyJ)+2002+Bumble.Be77y

4. You can also incorporate a sentence by using the first letter of each word (my husband loves bumble berry pie)

(MickeyJ)+2002+mhlBBp-2SLICES!