Unit 4 – Question 2

What is a strong password? Strong passwords are the ones that are difficult to guess and often require a mix of uppercase, lowercase, numbers and symbols. Strongest passwords require a minimum of 16 characters, however, a password between 8 and 16 characters is said to provide a good level of security.

A passphrase is similar to a password in usage, but it is longer and more secure. There are different guidelines to determine the length of a passphrase. Most passphrases have a minimum requirement of 14 characters. A passphrase can be a phrase that the user can easily remember but is difficult to be guessed by others. Passphrases can have upper and lower case characters, blanks and special characters. Some example passphrases are “I love ice cream and hot chocolate but not vegetable soup” or “#JumpinginpuddlesisFUN!”.

This is a link with some tips maybe help you to create a strong password.




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