These days each and everyone will use passwords and PIN’s to unlock several accounts like mail accounts, internet banking, especially smartphones etc.,
Now just think once, is your password secure ? Definitely we should check whether its safe or not. But for some people will use different validation processes, here is the tips why we recommend Passcodes and Passphrases.
What are Passcodes?
Passcodes are just a combination of characters and digits, which are generally longer that a normal password. So if your password is ComputerEra this you can translate into C0mput#rEr@2007!
ComputerEra is easy to guess. So changing the vowels and inserting numbers and special characters, adding the year this website was launched, finishing with punctuation is much more hard to guess. Make sure the word you choose is a difficult word, not the name of your spouse or name of your pet.
We depend on PINs (Personal Identification Numbers) while paying by credit or debit card. It is a four digit code which we have to set for contact less payments. Many of us set PIN to unlock the smartphones.
It consists of the numbers from 0 to 9. Possibility if guessing your password is true if your password is 1234 or 0000 or any other similar popular number.
Hackers can easily guess the normal person password, your date of birth is one of the first thing. Hackers will try our four digit password with the help of a program runs through a multi digit system which might start with 0001, 0002 and continues similarly.
You will set a password with containing names of your pets, best friends, children, or your favorite bike and you might think that no one will ever guess right?
If a hacker knows enough details about you thy can guess what words you might use. Now your question is how a hacker will steal our details right? They could be stolen with the help of key-loggers.
If a hacker gains access to your email account, they can know all other accounts which you have by clicking “Forgot password”. So its very important to use a different and unique password to your email address.
It is a intellectual way to secure your devices because finger prints are unique. It looks like impossible to copy someones fingerprints, but they can. Yes they can copy fingerprints too.
Where ever we go we leave a rich fingerprint marks on nay devices which we use. What if absolutely its a usable fingerprint ? A brilliant thief might easily examine those fingerprints and make use of to access your secrets.
So finally How to make Passphrases to secure your accounts.
Collapse a sentence by taking first letters of each word. For example lets say your Favorite Website Is ComputerERA by Sridhar Nallamothu, it can be converted into FWICESN. You may change ‘S’ to ‘$’ ‘O’ to ‘0’ ‘I’ to ‘!’ you may add launch year of website, 2007.
Finally your passphrase would be FWICESN2007. This looks strange and cannot be guess easily to others, but you can remember if you know the sentence.
You can insert some special characters too. Most of the people use ! or @, so why not we use a different special character in our passphrase ? I bet most of the people never uses a back-slash, so that’s always a better option.
Also you can mix upper and lower case characters. But make sure you start with first letter capitalized and rest lower-case for ease of remembrance. Why not add your name first letter and some special number to the phrase? So we take Vassanth as an example, add V to the phrase.
At last you will finally en up with an strong passphrase like…