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Version: 10.3.3

Creating a strong password

A strong password helps prevent someone else from accessing your information. Weak passwords, such as 1234, might be easy to remember but they're easier to guess as well.

To create a strong password, avoid using a password with the following characteristics (in order of importance):

Avoid

Example

Common passwords

password

Words from a dictionary

quarter

Combining words from a dictionary

SimpleGraph

Names or addresses

Cecilia

Adding numbers at the end of a word

password145

The key is to create a strong password that you can remember easily. Consider the following tips:

Do

Example

Use as many characters as you can remember

Combine words from different languages

field of Kühe

Instead of: field of cows

Mix character sets

größere3 stre4gth

Use the first letter from each word in a sentence

Tqbfjotld

Instead of: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

Combine misspelled words

SimzleGarph

Instead of: SimpleGraph