Proper passwords

25 Aug 2009

Some good advice on creating more secure and harder to guess passwords, that are still relatively easy to remember.

  • Substitute numbers for letters and vice versa. (o instead of 0, 4 instead of A, 1 instead of L, E instead of 3)
  • Substitute words for numbers (one, two , three…)
  • Combine both the of above (0ne, thr33, f1ve)
  • Use capitalization in random places (bLue, happY)
  • Use special characters ( !@#$%^&*(){}[] ) to punctuate and separate words
  • Create passwords out of words, numbers or phrases you’ll remember
  • Misspell words