How to Become a Password Guru

How many times do you have to hear about an account being hacked because a person was too lazy to create a secure password? This story is sad, but true. Thousands of people around the world are being hacked each day. Password security is your only defense against a hacker breaking into your accounts. Unfortunately, many people find it difficult to create a secure password for each of their accounts and remember what it is.

Now is the time to become an expert on creating, modifying, and remembering your passwords for all your online accounts. Remember securing your information from prying eyes is the only way to protect your identity and data.

Strong Passwords

Today, more online sites are stepping up to tell people how to create a strong password for their account. When you create a new account next to the password box, a text box will appear. Inside the text box are the rules for passwords that the site enforces. Passwords often include upper and lower case letters, special characters, and numbers. If you don’t meet the site’s criteria for a strong password, the site won’t let you create an account. 

Unique Passwords 

Never use your home phone number, address, or consecutive numbers. A unique password can be a name of a movie spelled backwards or the name of a restaurant you love to eat at. Afterwards, add a few upper case letters mixed in with your lowercase letters, change the “a” to “@”, and finally add a few numbers at the beginning or end of the password.

Customize and Memorize

Create a password that won’t be difficult to customize or memorize. For example, if you have 6 online accounts, get creative. Select a name of a movie, write it backwards, now replace one or 2 characters with numbers, then change the first letter to capital. Afterwards, for your second password, change the two numbers and make the 2 letter capital. You can decide on a number sequence for your accounts. On Facebook make a password using an F6 in the movie title. This helps you to remember your Facebook password.

Account Passwords

Each online account needs a unique password. Don’t use the same passwords on all your accounts. Today, people have an average of 6 online accounts. Keeping track of all the passwords is frustrating, difficult, and annoying. Therefore, make it easy on yourself. For all your email, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Instagram, and bank accounts make it simple. Try using something like:

  • Roman#F1facebook
  • Roman#T1twitter
  • Roman#S1skype 

I think you have the hint now how to create a new password for each of your accounts that will be easy to modify and remember.

Change Passwords

Never keep your password for more than 30 days. Each month, make it a habit to go to your accounts and change all your passwords.


LastPass is a security vault for all your online passwords. You only need to remember one password and that is your LastPass account password. The password security program LastPass offers a free account, upgrade to premium or enterprise. Go to their website and download your free copy today.

Password Strength 

Before creating a new password, it is recommended that you check the strength of your password. The CM security tool tells you what the 20 worst passwords are, how long it will takes to crack your password, and tests your password for security. Therefore, before you are hacked go to the website and test your password. Continue to change the password until you have a 6 star rating.

In Conclusion

Password security is your only online defense against hackers. Take the time to create secure passwords. Download the free tools to keep track of all your accounts, passwords, and check your password for security. Changing your password monthly increases your security. Don’t be a victim of identity theft when it is so simple to protect your identity online.


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Sarah Johnston

About Sarah Johnston

Sarah is an IT consultant with a degree in marketing. She enjoys helping others to learn the ins and outs of Internet, Website building and blogging.

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