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Creating a strong password

A strong password helps prevent someone else from accessing your information. Weak passwords, such as 1234, might be easy to remember, but they're easier to guess as well.
To create a strong password, avoid using a password with the following characteristics (in order of importance):
Avoid
Example
Common passwords
password
Words from a dictionary
quarter
Combining words from a dictionary
SimpleGraph
Names or addresses
Cecilia
Adding numbers at the end of a word
password145
The key is to create a strong password that you can remember easily. Consider the following tips:
Do
Example
Use as many characters as you can remember
Combine words from different languages
field of Kühe
Instead of: field of cows
Mix character sets
größere3 stre4gth
Use the first letter from each word in a sentence
Tqbfjotld
Instead of: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
Combine misspelled words
SimzleGarph
Instead of: SimpleGraph