Guidelines for maintaining a good password

  • Use at least 8 characters or more to create a password. The more number of characters we use, the more secure is our password.
  • Use various combinations of characters while creating a password. For example, create a password consisting of a combination of lowercase, uppercase, numbers and special characters etc..
  • Avoid using the words from dictionary. They can be cracked easily.
  • Create a password such that it can be remembered. This avoids the need to write passwords somewhere, which is not advisable.
  • A password must be difficult to guess.
  • Change the password once in two weeks or when you suspect someone knows the password.
  • Do not use a password that was used earlier.
  • Be careful while entering a password when someone is sitting beside you.
  • Do not use the name of things located around you as passwords for your account.



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