The first step in protecting your online data is to create a strong password, i.e., a password that neither a computer program nor a persistent person can detect within a short period of time.
To assist you in choosing a strong password, we have developed a function with which you can check its security as soon as you create a password.
Tips for creating a strong password:
- Use punctuation marks and/or numbers.
- Mix upper and lower case letters.
- Include similar-looking replacement characters, such as the number zero for the letter "O" or $ for the letter "S".
- Create a unique acronym.
- Include phonetic substitutions, such as "the 2nd coup" for "the second coup".
- What to Avoid:
- Do not use the password listed as an example of how a password should be chosen.
- Do not use a password that contains personal information (name, date of birth, etc.).
- Do not use terms or acronyms found in a dictionary.
- Do not use keyboard patterns (asdf) or serial digits (1234).
- Your password should not consist entirely of numbers, uppercase letters, or lowercase letters.
- Do not use repetitive characters (aa11).
- Tips for using your password securely:
- Never give your password away (not even to a life partner, roommate, parrots, etc.).
- Never write down your password.
- Never email your password.
- Test and change your current password regularly.