5 Tips for tough Passwords/Passphrase. The Indian way.


Ah, so you are thinking one more article on Safe Passwords. Well Safe Passwords are the key to the Safe ePayments.

What is a strong password?

In layman’s language, a strong password is one, which is

a)   12-15 characters long

b)   Combination of alphabets, numbers and special characters

c)    Not repeated in the last 1 year or so.

Passwords in today’s world can be compared to the ‘set of numbers’, on a number lock. It was felt that it would be easy to remember 3 numbers rather than carrying a Key for your lock.

Experts also say that the same password should not be used for many sites, especially for financial transactions.

The present trend is ‘passphrase’. Passphrase is a short sentence.

The safety of the Password or Passphrase depends on the special characters used. However, it should be remembered that the Password or Passphrase should be easy to remember, otherwise  you will end up spending a lot of time, trying to retrieve them!!

My tips for a strong Password: –

a)    Start and end with a special character

b)   Simple cryptography eg my name is Prashant and one of my favorite part of password is ‘qsbtibou’

c)    Could you guess the logic for the above password?

d)   Try out patterns on your keyboard. This password works only if you use a similar keyboard at all times, otherwise you will land in trouble. Eg ‘?159632>’

e)    Passphrase in a combination of your mother tongue and english, if it is other than English eg ‘{ammailuv*u}’

Well, awaiting your feedback.




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