It’s already clear for almost every power user on the Internet who has been signing up to different websites that passwords aren’t the easiest thing to remember. There are a lot of websites nowadays which don’t even allow simple passwords.
When you use easy-to-remember passwords, the website you have just signed up may get equally vulnerable alongside you and your account. There are many factors for this but let’s not go to that route as you are here to simply know the ways to create secure yet easy-to-remember passwords.
Getting back to secure passwords, you might have seen websites suggesting you use alphanumerical characters and symbols. There is only one major reason: Those characters are not easy to crack. Like who is going to guess my password is @bh!$h£k123. (It’s not my password btw.)
Here are some tips you might feel helpful while creating a password.
- Make sure your password has characters which neither outsiders nor insiders can guess.
- Don’t use words that correlates with something you like. Example: If you love chocolates, don’t put Chocolates123
- Always make sure your password has random numbers but those numbers can mean something to you. Example: If your locker code on school or high school was 3195, you can use <Your initials forward>3195<Your initials backward>.
- Do make sure some characters are capitalized. Example: It’s better to put wiTcH123 than witch123
There are other options to solve this problem. Some of them are:
- Using Google Smart Lock feature: Make a strong password with various characters and remember it in any way possible. Now you can use Google’s Smart Lock feature where you can store all your passwords. Google will match the website name with the username you saved along with your password and fill the password space automatically for you. *Don’t worry, they clearly mention on their policies page that the passwords aren’t used in their advertisement policies. Which means, they aren’t reading your passwords. But it’s only available for selected applications and websites browsed through chrome.
- Use password wallet applications: There are many password saving wallets similar to Google Smart lock which works on all browsers, all applications, etc. These are mainly paid services. Some of the trusted ones are Dashlane and Last Pass(Only for mobile). I’m calling them trusted because I also use both of them and until now everything looks fine. Dashlane has a limited quota for your password which can be extended to unlimited after paying some amount. On the other hand, LastPass is absolutely free.
- Apple Save Password system: Apple devices supporting iOS 12+ has own save password system. I’m not an Apple user, so I can’t point out any drawbacks around it. According to reviews online, it seems alright. Feel free to fill me up on this matter on the comments down below.
I hope you have learned something from this article. Remember that the comments section is open to any questions you have.