Digital Industry’s suggestions for password creation

Start by using passphrases or mnemonics. 

A passphrase or mnemonic password uses patterns of letters, ideas, or associations that help you remember both the site and the password.

Here are a few ideas you can use to create your own unique password:

1st Come up with a phrase that helps you remember. 

For example, I Need To Create Yet Another Password for FaceBook!

Now make it a mnemonic like this IN2cyApw4Fb

Key points to consider:

  • Make your passwords long at least 8 or more characters.
  • Mix it up, letters are better than numbers because you have 62 forms (upper and lower case) vs. 10 (0-9).
  • Create a different password for every account.
  • Please don’t use passwords that were “default” passwords.
  • Consider a password management tool.

Good password management is a great first step towards better security online.

Happy World Password Day!