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Security: How do I choose a good password ?

This guide provides you with information on how to choose a good password for your Control Panel and email accounts so you account would not be vulnerable to hackers.

Choosing a good password

When choosing a password you should consider it carefully. It is important to choose a password that is hard to guess.

  • A good password should be at least 12 characters long.
  • Make sure to use capital letters, lower case letters and numbers mixed together so they do not form a common word.
  • Use punctuation signs and special characters in your password, for example, full stop, semicolon etc.
  • You should avoid the keyboard’s own letter combinations such as “qwerty” or “123456” because they are too easy to guess.
  • A good tool to use would be a password generator such as Norton password generator.

TIP: A good password that is easy to remember, is a short sentence of words in different languages put together as one, for example: “1chLIVEdan$paris”.

This password says “I live in Paris” in German, English and French. It contains capitals, lowercase letters, numbers and special characters and is still easy to remember.

Updated on August 30, 2023

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