WAers Need To Know This For Safety Online

Last Update: September 26, 2016

Hello Waers,

The only requirements most of the time for a password is to be at least eight characters. Longer password is much better and it is very effective and strong if it has a combination of capital and small letters, numbers, and special characters found on the keyboard's top-row numbers. Here is why:

  • if you use a lower case letters for the 1st character, hackers are only concerned about 26 choices to crack it
  • adding a capital letter as an option will add another 26 choices
  • adding digits will add another 10 choices
  • adding symbols will add another 32 choices

Cracking password with only 26 options versus 94 options multiplied by at least eight characters, your password will not be easy to crack by cyber criminals.

Be careful also where you are saving your password. Have a small notebook handy and keep it in a well secured place in the house.

Hope you will be taken care of this.

Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
Freedomseekr Premium
Great advice! I do the same, I make mine impossible to figure out and keep mine in a handy little notebook as well. It takes me a long time to ever remember my own passwords...sometimes never, lol.

Another thing is I'd rather keep it completely separate from the computer myself, I know some that keep their passwords on a list in their computer somewhere in there documents or files...but whose to say the computer won't get hacked into and the hackers find a bonus of all your passwords...

At least that's my thoughts...maybe I'm paranoid, but no problem so far in at least around 8 years or so since I started using a computer.

Although having such long, impossible passwords can be rather funny when bringing it in to the repair shop, lol. They look at you rather strange when you keep on going and going....lol :)

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
Reply
NRosales Premium
Hi Sherry, it is better to be safe rather than sorry. Losing an identity is unimaginable and will take a lot of hard work before you can put back what you have lost. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
Reply
theresroth Premium
I memorized my paypal password and wrote it down nowhere.
It fits the requirements described here, is random, and has absolutely nothing to do with me.
Thanks for bringing these points up!
Reply
NRosales Premium
You're welcome and we really need to be safe online, its hard to compromise our identity.
Reply
theresroth Premium
True, of course:-))
Reply
MPollock Premium
Great info and share, thanks.
Reply
NRosales Premium
You are welcome and hope it will help.
Reply
shashe Premium
Such great advice. The whole password Delima makes my mind whirl sometimes. I do write mine down but once in a while I forget to do that and what a headache. LOL s
Reply
NRosales Premium
hi Shary, please make it a habit of writing down your password on a small handy notebook and keeping it safe. It is better to use the manual safe keeping rather than using software to store the password that we don't know who can access it especially the cloud services. I am not relying either on those password generator on the web. I have been doing my online banking and online paying bills and so far, thanks God I had no issues.
Reply
drjec Premium
Good advice. Because I have never had a problem online, I haven't really taken my password choice seriously.
Reply
NRosales Premium
You do need now to take it seriously, online nowadays is not totally safe. I have known several of my friends who are victims of hacking due to negligence on password. Thank you for commenting. Great week ahead.
Reply
Top