How can you tell you need a strong password? When the app, service, or website requires a password.It’s that simple!
Passwords are used to give you access but to prevent others from gaining access.
Passwords are measured on a scale. At one end of the scale, the password is weak. At the other end, it is strong. An example of a weak one is “123456” (without the quotes). An example of a strong one is “DywqK*yKU3si” (without the quotes). A strong password contains both upper- and lower-case letters, is at least eight characters long, includes a number, and one special character if it is allowed. They can also be memorable ones, ones easier to remember, such as “shelfful-FLYABLE-widen”.
If the app, service, or website requires a password, create a strong one.
Password management software such as 1Password or LastPass offers secure storage of passwords for use across all of your devices. Their built-in password generators create long randomized passwords that protect against hacking. The software remembers everything for you and automatically signs you into your favorite sites and apps.