Ten years ago, we all had a common password for the many applications that we used.
But, unfortunately the days of having that one 6 digit password, such as your pets name or favourite football club are long gone.
From Facebook, to Paypal, from Ebay to Netflix, pretty much all applications will now require you to have a unique password that consists of at least 8 characters containing 1x upper case, 1 x numerical and 1 x special symbol. Whats more, they also inform us that, whatever you do, make sure you have a different password for each of the applications that you use. Note though that this is worth doing, in the past 18 months major sites such as Linkedin, Yahoo and Tumbler and Talk Talk, have all been hacked and all these sites had peoples personal information stored and taken!
So how do you come up with a good password that you could simply modify for each application ensuring that you do not potentially not lock yourself out via the 3 attempt rule??
You can use the generated passwords that they often provide, but that can lead to all sorts of issues when you lose that bit of paper. So here are our little tips to help you choose a password that can be remembered:
We also recommend that if you use Google on your PC, take advantage of the smart lock feature (The little notification that pops up and asks you if you want Google to remember your password). And don't worry of your PC crashes.. you can simply log back into Google with your credentials and it will remember your passwords or if you get really stuck go to passwords.google.com, where you can find out all the passwords that you have asked Google to remember. Obviously this only works well if you have secure Google login credentials....
Whatever you do, try not to use a password from the following list - These were the worst and believe it or not the most commonly used passwords of 2016