How to create strong passwords

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  1. 1. How to create strong passwords. 12 easy steps to create strong, secure, passwords. JDTech Solutions that Work! Desktop | Network | Information Security Services 888-580-44550 www.jdtechsolutions.net
  2. 2. 1.Think of a Pass-Phrase instead. 2.Use Special Characters. Passwords can be phrases, up to 127 characters long forWindows OS. Consider sentences instead of word: Regular password: Crayole567, Instead use a phrase:The Kids from Kindergarten love coloring. You can use *any character in the ASCII character map. Substitute characters for letter or numbers: Use Ch@racT3r instead of Character www.jdtechsolutions.net | 888-580-4450 | info@jdtechsolutions.net Desktop Services | Network Services | Information Security Services Secaucus, North Bergen, Jersey City, Union City, Edgewater,Weehawken, Hoboken, Newark, NewYork City, Brooklyn
  3. 3. 3. Dont just rely on character substitution. 4. Dont simple add an extra character. Simple character substitution has become normal so they have become easier to crack, i.e, P@$$w0rd. Dont just rely on it for a secure password but implement it as part of Pass-Phrase Many people dont wan to remember a new password so they add an extra character to the old password, ie, P@$$word and P@$$sw0rd1. Always come up with something different. www.jdtechsolutions.net | 888-580-4450 | info@jdtechsolutions.net Desktop Services | Network Services | Information Security Services Secaucus, North Bergen, Jersey City, Union City, Edgewater,Weehawken, Hoboken, Newark, NewYork City, Brooklyn
  4. 4. 5.Avoid common or familiar words. 6.Use a password generator software. Avoid using family names or words related to your work field, hobby, schools, achievements, etc. Hackers profile you then use word dictionary in attacks. Dont try to reinvent the wheel, you can use password generators to create and keep passwords. www.jdtechsolutions.net | 888-580-4450 | info@jdtechsolutions.net Desktop Services | Network Services | Information Security Services Secaucus, North Bergen, Jersey City, Union City, Edgewater,Weehawken, Hoboken, Newark, NewYork City, Brooklyn
  5. 5. 7.Use a Password Manager. 8.Use two Factor Authentication Maintain a password database Password Manager help you safe keep your passwords. When possible implement two password authentication to add extra layer of security. Use password+pin, or password+biomed www.jdtechsolutions.net | 888-580-4450 | info@jdtechsolutions.net Desktop Services | Network Services | Information Security Services Secaucus, North Bergen, Jersey City, Union City, Edgewater,Weehawken, Hoboken, Newark, NewYork City, Brooklyn
  6. 6. 9. Erase saved password. 10.Use due diligence when using public computers. Erased passwords saved on your browsers, applications, ect. Dont keep a password document unless it is encrypted. Be careful when accessing back accounts, emails accounts, etc, when using public computers. Dont use computer if you are not sure. www.jdtechsolutions.net | 888-580-4450 | info@jdtechsolutions.net Desktop Services | Network Services | Information Security Services Secaucus, North Bergen, Jersey City, Union City, Edgewater,Weehawken, Hoboken, Newark, NewYork City, Brooklyn
  7. 7. 11.Use unique password for accounts. 12.Check if your password has been compromised. Use unique passwords for different accounts, i.e. Dont use your email password for your bank account. It helps minimize the likelihood of a major breach. There have been many security breaches for major websites, you can use Have I been spawned site at: https://haveibeenpwned.com/ www.jdtechsolutions.net | 888-580-4450 | info@jdtechsolutions.net Desktop Services | Network Services | Information Security Services Secaucus, North Bergen, Jersey City, Union City, Edgewater,Weehawken, Hoboken, Newark, NewYork City, Brooklyn
  8. 8. JDTech Provides ITServices in Northern NJ and NYC. Contact us for details about our services and solutions at 888-580-4450.