Tips to create a safe password (I)

contraseña seguraPasswords are our first line of defense against unauthorized access to our devices. The safer a password, the more protected your device will be against hackers and malware. You should always keep safe passwords for all of your accounts. If you use a corporate network, the administrator might ask you to use a safe password.

What makes a password safe (or unsafe)?

A safe password:

  1. Has at least eight characters.
  2. Does not contain the username, real name or company name.
  3. Does not contain a full word.
  4. Is significantly different from previous passwords.

Is formed by characters of each one of the following categories:

Character category

Examples

Capital Letters A, B, C
Lowercase Letters a, b, c
Numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Keyboard symbols (all characters in a keyboard that are not defined as letters or numbers) and spaces ` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ – + = { } [ ] \ | : ; ” ‘ < > , . ? /

Source: Microsoft

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