Creating Strong Passwords

Why a strong password is needed?

Simple answer: to prevent being hack (easy password can be hack using bruteforce method). For example https://hicc.cs.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/~fajar/pentest/simple-bruteforce-demo-hydra.html.

Elaborated answer: to prevent unintended access to your accounts because:

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In my opinion a strong password:

  1. Contains small letters (a,b,c,d...).
  2. Contains capital letters (A,B,C,D...).
  3. Contains numbers (1,2,3,4...).
  4. Contains symbol ($,<,>,?,+,+...).

For additional super strong password:

Password Example

Example of strong password: My8.oP.

Example of super strong password: ╥F0r.m3-w4T1ng<f0R>YoU╝

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Disclaimer

Although you have a strong password, it does not protect you from social engineering. For example, clicking on a suspicious link, opening a suspicious attachment, running a suspicious programming, entering your password on a fake login page because you didn't double check the link, etc. This is because you are giving your password to them, in other words, they don't need to guess.

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