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Seven Steps To Password Perfection

01 Nov 2010
  • Don’t use cardinal numbers in order: 1,2,3,4,5 etc. is not clever.
  • Think illogically; computers rely on logic to operate.
  • Be obtuse, think outside the box, invent a new word!
  • Never use your mother’s maiden name or any password that your bank might use.
  • Mix keyboard characters such as the asterisk with letters and numbers.
  • Use a mixture of upper and lower case letters.
  • Always change default passwords from ‘password’ or ‘admin’.

And lastly and very importantly: NEVER tick the ‘remember this password’ box.