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Choose Good Passwords That You Can't Remember



Login passwords are the most used authentication check we use every day on the internet. You may have read articles about how to choose good passwords that are easy for you to remember but hard for hackers to guess. There is one problem with this approach - if you can remember your password, there must be a pattern attached to it. That's where the problem exists. What about we try another approach where we create random passwords which are long and difficult for anyone to memorize.

If we can't remember our passwords, how we go about using them? The answer is password manager. We use the password manager to (1) generate random passwords with alphanumeric and special characters, and (2) store them in the password manager's highly secure encrypted database.

Good password managers should have a password generator integrated as part of its functions. When generating passwords, the generator lets you specify how long you want the password to be and what characters you want to use for the password. The characters you can choose from include upper and lower-case characters, digits, dash, underscore, brackets, special characters such as ! % @ ^ = $ * +, etc.

The longer the password is, the securer it becomes. Note that some websites put a cap on the number of characters a password can have. You should always generate your passwords that fully use the longest limit these websites allow.

Creating random passwords is only the first step towards a peace of mind. Next step is never allow any applications to store your passwords except your password manager.

Applications like Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc., provide the option to save your passwords. It's a very handy function but you shouldn't even think about using it. Another drawback is that what if you use a different computer or browser, and suddenly you find there is no passwords saved there. It's just not convenient this way.

So what's the convenient way? Use KeePass password manager. It even has a portable version that you can use on your thumb drive.

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