How to Remember Complex and Uncrackable Passwords

Are you one of the many people who unwisely store passwords on a USB flash drive, in a file on your computer, write passwords down in a notebook, or, even worse, on a piece of paper, which may be left somewhere unattended? In case your answer is positive, don’t be surprised if your account gets compromised. A USB flash drive or a notebook can be easily lost or stolen, and a file on a computer can leak passwords if your device is hacked.

 

The golden cyber security rule is: use uncrackable and complex passwords. But how many accounts do you have? Email, banking, social media accounts, streaming services, the list is endless. Memorizing complex and strong passwords for all the accounts is difficult, if not entirely impossible. Gladly, there’s an easy solution for you – a secure password manager like Passwarden. It will remember everything for you and keep your data safe from any prying eyes.

Remembering numerous uncrackable passwords can be a headache, isn’t it?

With Passwarden your life becomes much easier! Just remember one master password and forget about insecure paper notes.

What makes your password weak

If you’ve remembered an uncrackable combination of characters, but reuse it for multiple services, there’s also a high risk of getting compromised. Why? It’s like using one key to unlock every door. In case this key is stolen, every door gets vulnerable. The same goes for passwords: if hackers get a code to one of the services you use, it’s a no-brainer for them to access your social media or even banking accounts and steal your valuable data.

Examples of weak passwords 

When you use a weak password or the same combination of characters for different accounts, you simplify access to your digital identity for hackers and cybercriminals. Here are the examples of weak passwords:

  • Any word existing in a dictionary, in any language (e.g., library or biblioteca)
  • A dictionary word with some letters replaced by numbers (e.g., l1brary or b1bl10teca)
  • A repeated character or a series of characters (e.g. 111111 or abcdef)
  • A keyboard series of characters (e.g., qwerty or zxcvbn)
  • Personal information (e.g., birthdays, names of parents or cats, Social Security number, addresses)

Reuse of Passwords

The main risk of one code for different web services is that all your accounts become vulnerable if just one of them is cracked. If a hacker gets your weak password for one account, he can now try it on all your accounts and dozens of online services. Chances to hit one of your accounts are pretty high.

Paper notes

It’s not a good idea to write your uncrackable passwords down. Because that’s exactly where password thieves know to look. Try to use automatically generated passwords or write down some hints to help you remember. But you can make your life easier, using only one master password and a reliable password manager.

Why strong and uncrackable passwords are important

Every year, billions of login details from different websites are stolen in data breaches. These stolen credentials can then be placed or sold on the dark web. Even if services don’t store your passwords in cleartext, here’s how long it may take to crack weak or strong passwords:

 

  • Simple common 6-character password (for example, 123456, mypass) - a few seconds 
  • 6 random characters (including mixed case, numbers, special characters) - 2 minutes
  • 8 random characters - 3 hours
  • 12 random characters - 3 years
  • 14 random characters - more than 100 years using current technologies
  • A stolen password used for several services - less than a second

Let Passwarden do the job

Being a weak link in the security system, we should consider delegating some tasks to computers or trusted web services. For example, Passwarden. It can generate a strong combination, remember it, and autofill it where necessary.

In fact, you may never need to know any of your uncrackable passwords. Passwarden creates and remembers them for you. Character combination like Q9kgpl1BtyZQh5 is an example of our password generator function and it is pretty secure. Check it out! All you need is to remember exactly one master password: the password to unlock your Passwarden Vault. 

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Passwarden benefits to simplify your digital life

Never forget a single password again

With Passwarden, you no longer need to remember dozens of uncrackable passwords. Just add them to your secure Vault and access them whenever you need them, from any device.

Ditch the sticky notes and keep your data secure

Don’t trust paper, trust Passwarden! Our app not only stores your data but also protects it. Thanks to the client-side encryption using AES-256 and ЕС р-384 protocol, Passwarden is your first defense against getting hacked. Learn more about Passwarden security here.

Generate strong passwords in seconds

Coming up with a unique uncrackable password may also be a challenge. Leave this task to Passwarden. In just a few seconds, Passwarden provides you a strong password that meets the highest security standards. You can find information on how to generate strong passwords in Passwarden on this page.

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