Elements of a “Good Password”

When it comes to creating passwords for our accounts, we tend to choose something easy so that we can remember it, or we choose the same password for every account. Although this is more convenient for us, it does risk the possibility of your accounts being hacked by someone. That is why it is important to create a strong password.

There are certain elements for a good, or what is known as a strong password. A strong password will make it harder for others to crack and protect your account. If a password is weak then the risk of potential unauthorized access is high.

Variety: never use similar passwords for different accounts. If a hacker were to guess the password for one account, this means that they have access to all your accounts.

Characters: choose passwords that have a combination of numbers, symbols, and letters. This makes it much more difficult for hackers to guess your password.

Length: set a ten-character minimum for your password.

Avoid the obvious: avoid passwords that are names, birthdates, etc. These are extremely easy for hackers to guess.