Internet Safety

identity theft

Making a Good Password

  • Create a password that has eight or more characters since this is usually the minimum for most password requirements. The longer the password the more secure it is likely to be.
  • Form a "random" sequence of words and/or letters. Create a phrase or series of letter that is seemingly "random" but is easy to remember. Call this your "base-word."
  • Add numbers to the base-word to make it more secure.
  • Use punctuation and symbols to "complicate" it further.
  • Create complexity with upper and lowercase letters.
  • Generate similar but altered passwords. Use the same or similar base-words to help you remember your passwords easily without making them "too" easy to crack.

How to Choose Strong Passwords