Unit 4 – Question 2


You’ll need to create a password to do just about everything on the Web, from checking your email to online banking. And while it’s simpler to use a short, easy-to-remember password, this can also pose serious risks to your online security. To protect yourself and your information, you’ll want to use passwords that are long, strong, and difficult for someone else to guess while still keeping them relatively easy for you to remember.

Tips for creating strong passwords

  • Never use personal informationsuch as your name, birthday, user name, or email address. This type of information is often publicly available, which makes it easier for someone to guess your password.
  • Use a longer password. Your password should be at least six characters long, although for extra security it should be even longer.
  • Don’t use the same password for each account. If someone discovers your password for one account, all of your other accounts will be vulnerable.
  • Try to include numbers, symbols, and both uppercase andlowercase letters.
  • Avoid using words that can befound in the dictionary. For example, swimming1 would be a weak password.
  • Random passwords are the strongest. If you’re having trouble creating one, you can use a password generator

A resource I want to share on how to creat strong password, passcodes or passphrases:

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