Before we get into how to create strong password first discuss what a strong password is and why it is necessary. Many o you must have heard that we should keep long password with a combination of upper case(A-Z), lowercase (a-z) and special character. Even some of the website forces users to put in the password that is a combination of all the character.To understand this concept you need to know a little bit of encryption. Encryption is a method to convert a readable text to scramble data in such a way that only someone with the secret code or key can read it.
The secret code is not publicly available, so a hacker uses a method called brute force to crack your password. There are many different kinds of software for brute force attacks like hashcat, John The Ripper and many other. With the help of these tools, hacker checks every combination of the password. Hackers uses a dictionary file to hold such exhaustive list of words that are checked one by one. If your password is in his dictionary, then you will be hacked. But the problem with this technique is the time limit. As I mentioned earlier that the secret code is not publicly available, so hacker first converts the word into an encrypted format, and then it checks the both encrypted word, your encrypted password and the word in the text file.
But the good point for the users is that the time it takes to crack the password is very high. If a hacker wants to check all the combination of digits 0123456789, then it has to check a combination of 1010 and will take hell lot of time so that you will be safe in this way. And if you put in the combination of various character then it will become next to impossible for a hacker to crack your password. It’s very easy to strengthen up your password, use long and complex password, but the problem with the long and complex password is that we can not remember it. Imagine your password is Asdfe324f9@^&^#@9 this is obviously very strong password as you can see from the password meter it is showing 100% secure.
but how do we remember such a complex password? So now let’s discuss how to create a strong password that can easily be forgotten.
Creating Strong Password That You Don’t Need To Remember:
First of all, let’s mentioned the required condition for a strong and secure password:
2. The combination of all character like upper case, lower case, and special characters.
So there are two requirements for a secure password. To make it long what you can use a phrase method. In this method, we use a phrase, so the length will be very long.Suppose you are paying 4500 to the canteen for food daily, in that case, you can keep password something like “IPayDaily(4500)ToThCanteen”.
If you check this password in the password meter “http://www.passwordmeter.com/” you will find it has a score of 100 out of 100. You can use your creativity and your daily routine to create such phrases.Note that I have used upper case letters for all the first character of each word. You can use any according to your convenience.
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Just to give you an idea how long will it take to crack such password, I will tell you the exact file size to check all the combinations of digits. It is 104GB of data that computer has to process. My Laptop has 8GB of RAM, 2GB of graphic card and the processing speed is 1.6mbps. So You long phrase password will be fairly secure and nobody will be able to crack it.