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    What Makes a Strong Password?

    Generally speaking, a strong password is a combination of alphanumeric and special characters
    that is easy for you to remember and difficult for someone else to guess. Unfortunately, many users try to make things easy on themselves and choose passwords that are easy to guess. Let’s
    look at some characteristics of strong passwords.
    Minimum Length
    Strong passwords should be at least eight characters, if not more. They shouldn’t be any longer
    than 15 characters so that they are easy to remember. You need to specify a minimum length for passwords because a short password is easily cracked.
    The Weak List
    Here are some passwords that you should never use:
    The word password, Proper names, Your pet’s name, Your spouse’s name, Your children’s names, any word in the dictionary, A license plate number, Birth dates, Anniversary dates, Your username, The word server, Any text or label on the PC or monitor
    There are others, but these are the most commonly used weak passwords.
    Using Characters to Make a Strong Password
    Difficult-to-crack passwords do not have to be difficult to remember, and they should include
    a combination of numbers, letters, and special characters (not just letters, not just numbers, not
    just special characters, but a combination of all three). Special characters are those that cannot
    be considered letters or numbers (for example, $ % ^ # @). An example of a strong password
    is tqbf4#jotld. Such a password may look hard to remember, but it is not. You may remember
    the following sentence, which uses every letter in the English alphabet: The quick brown fox
    jumped over the lazy dog. Take the first letter of each word, put the number 4 and a pound (#)
    symbol in the middle, and you have a strong password.

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