How to create a strong password

Follow these dos and don’ts for safer and more secure passwords, so you’re protecting your online accounts from hackers as best you can.

What is considered a strong password?

Random combinations spat out of password storage apps or password generators are so hard to crack, because they’re super long, unique and totally impersonal. But even without Norton Password Generator, LastPass or NordPass, you could come up with something strong on your own, following these criteria:

Information not to include in your password

Leave out any personal information, especially what’s available from your social media profiles, such as:

  • Kids, pets or relatives’ names
  • Birthdays or years
  • Addresses
  • Phone numbers

Password security tips

Now you’ve a strong password, let’s try to keep it safe:

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