How Do I Create a Strong and Unique Password?

Creating a strong password may seem like a daunting task, especially when it is recommended that you have a unique password for each site you visit that contains a combination of letters, numbers and symbols. Due to this, many people resort to using the same password for every account and in most cases, it has been the same password for years. With personal banking and pension pots increasingly migrating online, it is crucial that you are protecting your assets online. 

What Makes a Strong Password?

When creating a password there are three key components you take into considerations: 

  • password length 
  • a mixture of upper and lower case letters 
  • a combination of numbers and symbols

However, you do not need to worry about remembering such complicated passwords as there are plenty of secure password storage applicants so you can keep everything in the one place and protect yourself online. 

Furthermore, there are numerous strong password generators online so you do not need to spend time out of your day creating these passwords. 

How to Keep a Strong Password Secure 

Once you have created your password that’s an optimum length, contains a mixture of upper and lower case letters and a combination of numbers and symbols you must put processes in place to keep your password secure: 

  • don’t reuse your passwords 
  • don’t write your passwords down 
  • use a password manager 
  • don’t share your passwords 

If you follow the above steps you can guarantee that you will be protected online. 

Don’t hesitate to contact the Itek Systems Management team if you have any further questions regarding cyber security or are looking for a new IT provider. 

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