When setting up an online business, it’s important to create strong passwords. The more complicated, the harder it will be to get hacked. However, you still need to remember them! Your current process in memorizing your password might be more damaging than good.
Sometimes no matter how “simple” you make it for yourself, memorizing multiple logins/passwords is just not in your skill set. Try a password management tool that will store all of your passwords and eliminate the stress of keeping track. However, even with this tool, you will need to be creative in setting them up.
Find the best tool.
It’s safe to say that not one person is capable of memorizing every single password they create for every online account they own. Luckily, with a password management tool, the hardest and only part you play is coming up with one.
You will probably want to Google search your options for a password management tool to see which works best for the needs of you and your company. Look into things like how well it may integrate with your browser, syncing options, as well as cost.
Guidelines to password selection.
Here are a few things to consider when deciding on a password.
Make sure the password has a minimum of 12 characters. The longer the better!
Change up the characters. Add capitals, numbers and symbols.
Misspell obvious words. For someone that loves grammar, this might be a tough one. But think about it, if it’s easy for you to remember given the comparison, how easy will it be for a hacker?
Don’t use obvious substitutions. This means don’t replace an “l” with an exclamation point, or an “S” with a “5”.
When all else fails, another option would be to use a password generator. After all, with the password management tool, your passwords can be as difficult and unmemorable as you’d like them to be without the fear of forgetting.
If you follow these guidelines, tips and tricks, you’ll be sure to create a strong password for all your logins. Going in and out of your online accounts have never been easier!