Friday, April 5, 2013

Gmail Password | How to create strong Gmail password | Tips for creating strong gmail password


Before going into the details of creating a tough password, let us know why there is need to have strong password for your Gmail account. Today everyone using internet has one or more Gmail account. Many of us use our Gmail account for confidential work. Your Gmail account contains your personal and business related mails. If you are using Gmail for such then privacy is of utmost importance. What a huge blow it will be, someone hacks into your accounts and steals your confidential information or make it public. To prevent such incidences there is a need to prevent hackers from hacking into your account. This can only be done by creating a password tough enough to crack. 

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When we speak of password there is always a sort of mumble- jumble going on in our mind. We are unable to come up with good password ideas. This scenario is called the password challenge: How to make a tough password to crack, but easy to remember? These two objectives are two faces of the same coin. The question is how to maintain the balance between these two things. If you opt for a long password of cryptic character, it will be strong but difficult to remember. If you go with simple one it will be easy to crack.
Gratefully, there are ways by which both the objectives can be achieved.

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The following suggestions will guide you to make memorisable and strong password that will discourage intruders.

Tips to create a strong password

  • Make your password long
 A password of 6 characters is ok, one of 10 is good, but a password having 15 characters is excellent. If you use your Gmail account to save confidential information then 15 is desirable. It provides high level security as 15 is special number in Ms Windows. Windows scrambles the 14 or less character password as “hashes” and stores it in hidden windows system files. A hacker of with good intellectual can hack into those files and unscramble your password. So what’s with 15 character passwords, the thing is that Windows does not saves 15 character or longer passwords into its systems files.It may feel annoying to type such a big password, but if you have private information in your account then it is worth the effort.

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  • Design a password with memorable phrase
The idea behind designing a password with memorable meaningful phrase is that phrases are easier to remember. Everyone has a phrase which is memorable. Work on it, makes it complex by adding numbers and special characters. You can use first letters of the words in the phrase. Mix one or two letters to be either upper or lower cases or you can interchange one or two letters with numbers, insert one or two special characters (@,#, $ etc.). The beginning and ending part of the password is always easiest to remember, so use special characters were you find them convenient.

  • Change your password every 4 weeks
Changing the password once in a month is a good practice. In most of the organization it is advised to change the password on regular basis to keep private financial information safe.

  • Never store your password
 Do not use password keeper software, they are just fancy app and don’t offer enough protection for your login information. They are easy to break. Do not write your password on a piece of paper. The paper may get lost or someone could store it. Instead write down the hints so that only you will understand it.
  • Use different password for different
Create different password for your ebay, online banking, Gmail, Facebook. It may be annoying to remember them but even if your one account is attacked others will be safe.

Advanced tips for designing strong passwords

There are many websites that provide free password generator tools. You can check this link http://angel.net/nic/passwd.html created by Nic Wolff. It has one master password to control all others. It is really easy to use.
Some of the other links are: http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/gems/singlesignon.html, www.hashapass.com

  • Use spaces
Another way to avoid pissing is to use spaces at the end, so that you can set any no of passwords behind your password.

Good luck with keeping your account safe. I hope these tips will prove helpful to you.

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