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Guide for creating strong passwords

Creating a secure password is an important factor in protecting any of your online accounts. A strong password helps:

- Keep your personal information safe.
- Protect your emails, files and other content.
- To prevent your account from being hacked.

1. Satisfy the password generation requirements

Create a password with 8 or more characters. It can be any combination of letters, numbers and symbols.

It is a good idea to use a password that does not:

- Used by many of your other accounts.

- It has already been used on your account before.

2. Follow the tips for creating a strong password

If you create a strong password, it's almost impossible for someone else to guess it. Follow the tips below to learn how to create a strong password, then apply them to your own.

Combine many different types of characters

Use a combination of alphanumeric characters (letters and numbers) and symbols:

- Capital letters. Examples: A, W, J

- Lowercase. Examples: a, w, j

- Numbers. Examples: 1, 8, 2

- Symbols and special characters. Examples: ^#* !

Suggestions and examples

Replace letters with numbers and symbols: Select a word or phrase and use numbers and symbols in place of some letters. Examples:

- "Happy Easter" code becomes "Happy@EastE1r"

- "It's raining again" code becomes "It's@*raining again1"

Collapse a sentence: Think of a sentence and use the first letter of each word. Example:

- The sentence "Top.Host is the best hosting company" becomes "THITBHC"

Use very long passwords: Long passwords are much stronger than short ones. If spaces are allowed, you can use words or phrases you remember from your favorite songs, plays, or poems.

Do not use your personal information

Avoid using information that others may know about you or could easily discover. Examples:

- The brand of your first car.

- Your pet's name.

- Your mother's name.

Avoid using common words

It's a good idea to avoid simple everyday, common words, such as:

- Obvious words and phrases like "Password" or "code"

- Character sequences, such as "abcd" or "1234"

- Keyboard sequences such as "qwerty"

Try to use different passwords for your important accounts, such as those related to your email or web banking.

Avoid using the same password on multiple accounts as it is very dangerous. If someone discovers the password for one of your accounts, they will definitely try to log into your other accounts as well, so they can access your email or even your money.

3. Keep passwords safe

Avoid leaving notes with your passwords on your computer or desk. Someone with physical access to these places can easily steal this information and use it to log into your accounts.

If you have trouble remembering many different passwords, use a reliable password manager like 1password .

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