Password Complexity

Your password should be like good sex – long, personal and memorable.

Something like “the qu!ck brown dog” is better than “e23c£R3k” as it is more memorable and in being longer, it requires more permutations to crack as opposed to an 8 character randomised password which no-one can remember. I always like to include at least one non-alphanumeric such as £ or % or ! in order to increase the complexity of the character set required to crack the password.

Never share a password, i know this seems obvious but as soon as it is ‘in-the-wild’ it is compromised and must be changed.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s