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Seven Steps To Password Perfection

01 Nov 2010

  1. Don’t use cardinal numbers in order: 1,2,3,4,5 etc. is not clever.
  2. Think illogically; computers rely on logic to operate.
  3. Be obtuse, think outside the box, invent a new word!
  4. Never use your mother’s maiden name or any password that your bank might use.
  5. Mix keyboard characters such as the asterisk with letters and numbers.
  6. Use a mixture of upper and lower case letters.
  7. Always change default passwords from ‘password’ or ‘admin’.
And lastly and very importantly: NEVER tick the ‘remember this password’ box.