Sometime back Mozilla posted a video on Youtube that explains how you can make a strong password for web-based accounts. What I liked about this little gem is the simplicity of the idea which was supported by a cast of cartoony characters called Tom and Jennifer. However, there is something missing…
First check out the video below.
Now weren’t these the simplest of tips? And anyone, even a newbie, can use these to create a super strong password. To sum up:
And there you have it!
A strong password customized for each web service. But, and this is a very important point, ask yourself, is this password easy to remember?
I don’t think so.
We started off by picking a memorable phrase and this shouldn’t be difficult, right? But will you be able to recall the capitalization (if any) you’ve used? Or the symbols that were added as a prefix and/or suffix?
The important thing about passwords is not how you can make them strong and complex but also how well you are able to remember them. Look, I’m not trying to undermine the good work of Mozilla (the same company that gave us Firefox and Thunderbird). The video offers valuable tips but the point is, how can you remember a password? Click that link to know more!
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