Having a strong password is a must, but one problem with creating them is that they can be difficult to remember. Here are some tips to help you create the best passwords that are also easy to remember.
And that's the key: they must be difficult to crack, but easy for you to recall.
In English, sounds can often be spelled many different ways. Let's take the long A sound, as in ate. It can be spelled like this:
a - as it ate
ai - as in sail
ay - as in play
ey - as in they
Even consonants can be spelled. Take the consonant C. It can be spelled like this:
Think about other letters too. Any letter can be spelled phonetically.
Incorporate this concept to make a strong password. For example, let's say your initials are SRF. We can spell it like this:
Let's say you were born in 1956. We'll add the last two digits to the password:
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Here is a list of symbols and some suggested uses.
! excitement, strong emotion
@ the letter A, the word “at”
# number, pound, tic-tac-toe
$ money, value, the letter S
% a part of something
^ raised eyebrow, upside down V
& the word “and”, this and that, twins
( the letter c, the moon
) the moon; anything lunar or crazy
* sunny, bright, starry
+ adding one thing to another
= balance, equanimity, this is the same as that
< this is less than that, this is younger than that
> this is greater than that, this is older than that
? unknown, variable, questionable
~ water, wind
Get creative! Here some examples using the phonics idea and the symbol idea together to create strong passwords.
Potential password: *1stJ87lm
Potential password: Abo58&Sto
Potential password: Mwp81>83Sep
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