Monday, April 11, 2011

Guideline for secured password

Password is one of the important key in internet technology. Utilizing password mainly strong password protects you against many malicious attacks and losses such as accessing to your files, your e-mails, your funds, your personal information and more. Therefore, everyone should make sure that your password is secured.  Follow the below basic guidelines when choosing password:
  • Length should be eight characters or more
  • Avoid words found in the dictionary and include at least one numeric character. (Six-character passwords may suffice for non-dictionary words.)
  • Intersperse punctuation marks or certain symbols such as #,!,?, $, %, etc.
  • Always use a mixture of upper and lowercase characters.
  • Do not write passwords down anywhere.
  • Change passwords periodically.
  • Do not include passwords in any electronic mail message.
  • Make your password easy for you to remember but hard for someone else to guess, e.g., picking letters from a phrase that's meaningful to you. ("Do you know the way to Siem Reap?" could be D!y!ktw2$R?)
  • Avoid passwords that would be easy for anyone to guess. Don't use:
    • Dictionary words (mackerel, dandelion).
    • Foreign words (octobre, anana).
    • Names, doubled names, first name and last initial (Sophea, Dara, Tann).
    • An alphabet sequence (lmnop) or a keyboard sequence (ghjkl;).
    • Very short words or just one character (dog, hi!, me, love).
    • Phone numbers