Tips & Recommendations
Longer passwords are more secure
At a minimum, passwords should be longer than 6 characters, but a six
character password most likely a weak password. Strong passwords are often 14
characters or longer. The easiest way to do this is to use more than one
Don't use single dictionary words
Hackers can easily break a password if it appears in any dictionary. This
type of attack is so common it's called a "dictionary attack". To defeat this,
use a made up "word" or multiple words.
Use symbols, numbers, ...
Use a mixture of uppercase and lowercase letters as well as numbers and
symbols. "Dictionary attacks" also include adding numbers to the end of words,
so something like "frequency123" is no more secure than "frequency". A more
secure version might be "fr3qu3ncy!". (This is still not a very good password.)
Choose something memorable, such as a phrase or joke that you like.
Use phonetic spellings of words.
||How to do it
|Start with a couple of sentences.
||Pick a meaningful or memorable sentence.
||Frequency coordinators are known for strong passwords. Nobody could ever guess mine.
|Reduce the length so it's easier to type.
||Use the first letters of the words in the sentence.