Some Essential Tips For Generating A Secure Password

The worst passwords to use online:

Hi friends, I have seen many people say what would be the safe password to use online.

Here are some of the worst passwords that can be used or in other words cakewalk for a hacker to steal your sensitive information and further reading gives the best passwords to choose from….

In recent study some the worst passwords to use online are as follows…

The most common passwords











Here are some of the types of passwords that will be picked up by our crackers:

Secure Passwords

  • Words in the dictionary.
  • Words in any dictionary.
  • Your user name.
  • Your real name.
  • Your spouse’s name.
  • Anyone’s name (crackers don’t necessarily know that your aunt’s middle name is Agnes, but it’s easy enough to get a list of 100,000 names and try each one).
  • Any word in any “cracking dictionary”. There are lists of words that crackers use to crack passwords : passwords that a lot of people use. Some of these lists include:

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Abbreviations, Asteroids, Biology, Cartoons, Character Patterns, Machine names, famous names, female names, Bible, male names, Movies, Myths-legends, Number Patterns, Short Phrases, Places, Science Fiction, Shakespeare, Songs, Sports, Surnames.

  • Any of the above, with a single character before or after it (“8dinner”, “happy1”).
  • Any of the above, capitalized (“cat” –> “Cat”)
  • Any of the above, reversed (“cat” –> “tac”), doubled (“cat” –> “catcat”) or mirrored (“cat” –> “cattac”).
  • We used to tell people that taking a word and substituting some characters (a 0 (zero) for an o, or a 1 for an l) made a good password. This is no longer the case. New crackers have the capability to crack things like this, in certain situations.
  • Words like “foobar”, “xyzzy” and “qwerty” are still just plain words. They are also popular passwords, and the crack programs look for them. Avoid them.

Now lets us see how to choose a secure password…

Check how secure your passwords are by using Microsoft’s password checker tool.

You can take advantage of the shift key; characters like & or % can be used in addition to numbers and capital letters. Mixing different types of characters will make your passwords more secure.
Try to ensure your password length is 8-14 characters.

Change your passwords on a regular basis – experts suggest every 30 days for painstaking effort for hackers to find your passwords.

If you have a bad memory and cannot remember even the simple of passwords, then create a passwords from your favorite poem or song, in that case choose a phrase rather than a single word.

Use a different user name and password for your online accounts – that way, if one is compromised you can be sure that others are still safe. At the very least, use different passwords for sensitive accounts such as your online banking.

So friends use these methods to be a safe online, cheers !!!

Keeping a secure password is one of the best ways to protect your WordPress Blog.

35 thoughts on “Some Essential Tips For Generating A Secure Password”

  1. The last time I heard, "password" was the most common of all the passwords. It's weird how thoughtless people have become of their passwords and not caring about their security at all. I hope that they are not waiting to be hacked before they decide to change their passwords into something more secured.

  2. Since I discovered II have never had to concern myself with passwords. Pixelock is a picture password system that allows me secure access to all my passwords online. As the site doesn’t store my passwords (but allows me to regenerate them, each time) my passwords cannot be hacked or stolen. Also removes the chance of phising. Anyway it works for me!

  3. My google password is more than 16 characters long….. 😉 I can remember it easily and no one can guess it easily
    Long passwords are really important for such websites.

  4. passwords are not at all strong in these days. most of the passwords are 1234567 and iloveyou.

    In my opinion one should use seperate passwords for seperate services. i know that this may be hard to remeber but if we make a good equation and make password on the basis of the service too, it may be secure. anyway, never use same password for all services !
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  5. How about taking the initials of each letter of a sentence?

    e.g. take your fav sentence, lets say – “I love blogging and I love it even more when I get PAID for it”. So you password becomes – “IlbaIliemwIgPfi” Try this password in any password strength checker and I’m sure it will tell that it is – Uber-Strong! 😛
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  6. Not,I think password using in space is better then that you change every is good tips.

  7. ALL passwords every 30 days, LOL good one! Yea right.
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  8. I agree with you but if you add space in your password then its too protect to other then.
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  9. I just dunno how dumb people can get. The most common password in the whole of US is “letmein”

    No wonder why there economy is going down the drain.. lol
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  10. I think most know somewhat all know these things but all hardly care about it. What do you think ? It’s nice that you make others remember this once again. God job.
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  11. Thanks for this post, online security gets more and more important the more we shop for and buy things online. Strong passwords are a must
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  12. Using numbers without no character in password is ridiculous ! Most of people have their cell phone number as password . That is really risky. To create password which can not be broken you need to combine all stuffs .

    Passwords like this cannot be broken .


    though it is impossible to remember . But practising would help out .

  13. but which one is the best type of password combination of numbers and words or some words that is not in dictionary??:-?
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  14. I use to type my nickname in capital and normal letters, also a few combined number after it like 17584654915 (:
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  15. Its better you use a combination of numbers, special characters, Caps , Lower case instead of 0 use o like tricks will help to create a good password.

  16. Very nice suggestion.

    Unless you use special characters your password is never secure.
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  17. Interesting post, I try to be as creative as I can when I come up with my passwords.
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  18. Although basics they were quite useful and helpful…
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  19. Combination of words, NUmbers and special character will surely be a Good and strong Password..
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