How To Generate A Secure Password (And Here’s Our Generator)

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How To Generate A Password

There are four unique characteristics of a strong password:

  1. Length – You’ll want to always have a password that’s at least 12 characters.
  2. Mixed Case – You’ll want to include both upper and lower case characters throughout.
  3. Numbers – You’ll want to include numbers in your password.
  4. Special Characters – You’ll want to include special characters in your password.

Password Management Tips

Visits to older relatives in my family often turn into unpaid tech consulting sessions where I’m educating them about how to use and manage passwords. It doesn’t seem like a visit goes by where one of the older folks in my family walks over to their desk or kitchen table and pulls out a notebook where all of their passwords are conveniently written down. Ugh.

And of course, the actual passwords used are both simple… names and birthdates of family members… as well as repetitious. It’s honestly a miracle that I haven’t seen someone’s accounts get wiped out. Here’s an article that I am writing where I am pleading with family and friends to better manage their passwords as well as how.

Please use two-factor authentication, and unique passwords for every platform, and store them in a secure application. Here are some explanations and options:

Disclosure: Martech Zone is an affiliate of LastPass and we are using our affiliate link in this article.

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