On account of continuous use of information technology, the word called “PASSWORD” has become a popular name amongst all persons who are handling computers and mobile phones each day
I wish to submit a few tips as to how a password can be created in a simple way
Passwords are required at the time of opening an email account and at the time of getting into a website as a registered member. Nowadays, those who are using the internet facility to a great extent, especially professionals who are having their earnings through internet usages like article writing, online marketing etc. are having multiple number of email accounts and blogs with various service providers and are registered members of various websites depending upon the nature of their activities.
Under such circumstances, some users are having different passwords for each email, blog and website and for example a person who is having 10 email accounts, 10 blogs and in case he is a registered member in 20 websites he has to necessarily have 40 different passwords. Let us imagine, the memory power of the user, if he is handling the above platforms regularly, otherwise he has to possess in his pocket a diary twentyfour hours a day where all passwords are recorded.
Password should be created in such a way that it cannot be duplicated by any other person. The following are the simple rules to be followed in creating a password
- Select a number and a word and create a password with alphanumeric characters
- Normally the password length should be eight characters unless specifically requested by any service provider to have the length below the standard eight characters
- A person given a chance to devise a password for his email account will normally select his name only because the name is the very easiest word to be remembered by any person at all times. If it is a number, the choice will be the year of birth, date of birth etc.
- Very rarely people select chose the names of their spouses, daughters and sons for password purposes
- Some people select the names of their companies having some portion of their names as the prefix or suffix for creating a password
SUGGESTIONS FOR A CRISP PASSWORD:
Any good password has the following qualities:
- It is crisp; has required or minimum length; simple to use; easy to remember; more secured; cannot be duplicated; cannot be forged
HOW TO CREATE A PASSWORD:
Let us imagine how different persons create their passwords. Let us select the following name as an example:
GANESYAM RAMAMOORTY SHYAMSUNDAR
Year of birth: 1963
The person wants to have the password in any one of the ways as mentioned below:
Just think it over. Is it necessary that the password should be so lengthy; complicated to produce; hard to remember; more complex in nature ?
Is there no other way by which the person named above can create a simple, crisp, easy and strong password ?
The password for the abovementioned can be created in a simple way in the following manner:
Out of the four examples shown as above, I hope that you will agree that the last example seems to be the most simple, crisp and secured one.
In the above cited four examples, the words are simple – first three letters from his first name and second three letters from his middle name followed by year of birth. However, in order to have a strong and better password, 19 has been substituted by &&
Even by applying any number of permutations and combinations, the password as suggested below:
cannot be so easily thought of and reproduced by persons other than the owner
Even though you are having multiple email accounts, blogs and membership accounts in various websites, it is advisable to have your pass word restricted to one only and at the most not more than three. At the time you forget your password, you have to apply various thinking techniques to bring to your memory the password apart from spending your valuable time. Have your password very simple, easy for remembrance and at the same time more secured. Many websites test the quality of any password at the time a person enrolls himself as a member in their website by certifying the strength of the password as : WEAK – MEDIUM – STRONG – VERY STRONG
Always have your password certified as STRONG if not VERY STRONG
Especially those who are having the habit of banking through online, their passwords should be very strong.
Please also remember to change your passwords periodically say once in three months or six months etc. Do not disclose your password to anybody else. In case you disclose your password to your close relative during emergent situations, do not forget to change the password immediately during your next operations
By having poor passwords, people are losing millions of their hard earned money from their banking accounts each day
Also record your passwords for each type of accounts in a separate diary or note book and keep the note book safely and securely
Please remember – STRONG PASSWORDS SAVE MONEY, TIME, MANPOWER AND ABOVE ALL PEACE OF MIND.