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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Some Tips to create a Strong Password easily

While I was penning the previous article "Encrypt all your files for Free using Blowfish : Kruptos 2", I was just thinking why not share my thoughts and ideas on How to create a Strong Password. This lead me to explain the method I follow to set a password - A Strong Password indeed by all standards.

You must follow the following criteria while creating a Strong Password:
  • The password must be a minimum of 8+ characters.
  • The password must have 1 number , 1 special character, 1 Upper Case character.
A very simple example that I use to explain my friends and colleages is : P@ssw0rd. It fullfills all the criteria's. The 'a' is replaced by a special character @. The 'P' is of upper case. The 'o' is replaced by the numeral 0.

Well, you can now convert your regular password into a Strong Password by following a few changes like the example I have mentioned above for the simple password - P@ssw0rd.
  • Make the first character Upper Case.
  • Change all 'a' in the password to the special character @.
  • Change all 's' in the password to the special character $.
  • Change all 'l' in the password to the special character !.
  • Change all 'o' in the password to the numerical 0.
  • Change all 'i' in the password to the numerical 1.
Hope the above tips do help. Do comment below your thoughts and ideas.


  1. Sridhar said,

    Another method that could be followed is by typing the first characters of a easy-to-remember sentence like "TpOMiK" (This password Of Mine is Kewl).

    on 7/11/2007 10:40 AM

  2. Jason S said,

    Thanks Sridhar for the tip.
    Really Nice.


    on 7/11/2007 3:51 PM

  3. Subramanian said,

    Hi Jason.. Ur tips is very informative to me..

    Keep In Touch..
    I have added you in my Gmail. kindly
    accept my invitation for chat

    on 7/11/2007 4:07 PM

  4. ЅΗΑЅΗІ said,

    i used to customize my pass according the to the website... like for ex....
    a pass for gmail... King0fdaworld@gmailcom .... it has an upper case letter, a digit, and also its easy to remember.... of course that was just an example.... not my password....thought i could share... :) ...

    on 7/21/2007 11:56 AM

  5. Jason S said,

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts Shashi - Much appreciated!!


    on 7/21/2007 4:01 PM