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Your password must be at least 48 characters long and include numbers, letters, random symbols and a gentle smattering of ancient Mayan petroglyphs.
Sound familiar? either your password is so weak that a lobotomised goldfish with a hangover could guess it or it’s so secure that remembering suggests that your directly descended from Alan Turing. In fact it doesn’t have to be so tricky; a few simple personal ‘rules’ that you can set for yourself can keep you secure without needing to be a world memory champion. Any set of rules that suit you will serve but one example will illustrate. To cater for passwords that need to be of differing lengths and complexities pick (for example) a former address such as 23 Bletchley Park. Already you have numbers, letters and both cases. Now pick ANY symbol to represent a space – say #. Then we get 23#Bletchley#Park All you do now is use the first however many characters and ALWAYS use the minimum required number. Now your password is strong and relatively easy to remember.
For more advice on IT security call Nicky Hodges on 01737 824006