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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Some Tips to create a Strong Password easily

While I was penning the previous article "Encrypt all your files for Free using Blowfish : Kruptos 2", I was just thinking why not share my thoughts and ideas on How to create a Strong Password. This lead me to explain the method I follow to set a password - A Strong Password indeed by all standards.

You must follow the following criteria while creating a Strong Password:
  • The password must be a minimum of 8+ characters.
  • The password must have 1 number , 1 special character, 1 Upper Case character.
A very simple example that I use to explain my friends and colleages is : P@ssw0rd. It fullfills all the criteria's. The 'a' is replaced by a special character @. The 'P' is of upper case. The 'o' is replaced by the numeral 0.

Well, you can now convert your regular password into a Strong Password by following a few changes like the example I have mentioned above for the simple password - P@ssw0rd.
  • Make the first character Upper Case.
  • Change all 'a' in the password to the special character @.
  • Change all 's' in the password to the special character $.
  • Change all 'l' in the password to the special character !.
  • Change all 'o' in the password to the numerical 0.
  • Change all 'i' in the password to the numerical 1.
Hope the above tips do help. Do comment below your thoughts and ideas.

5 comments:

  1. Sridhar said,

    Another method that could be followed is by typing the first characters of a easy-to-remember sentence like "TpOMiK" (This password Of Mine is Kewl).

    on 7/11/2007 10:40 AM


  2. JASON S said,

    Thanks Sridhar for the tip.
    Really Nice.

    Cheers!!
    Jason

    on 7/11/2007 3:51 PM


  3. subra said,

    Hi Jason.. Ur tips is very informative to me..

    Thanks
    Keep In Touch..
    I have added you in my Gmail. kindly
    accept my invitation for chat

    on 7/11/2007 4:07 PM


  4. KUEL_DUDE said,

    i used to customize my pass according the to the website... like for ex....
    a pass for gmail... King0fdaworld@gmailcom .... it has an upper case letter, a digit, and also its easy to remember.... of course that was just an example.... not my password....thought i could share... :) ...
    cheers!!
    Shashi!!!

    on 7/21/2007 11:56 AM


  5. JASON S said,

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts Shashi - Much appreciated!!

    Cheers!!
    Jason

    on 7/21/2007 4:01 PM