If you’re getting tired of constantly having to make up passwords, keep track of passwords, or worrying about what might happen if you use the same password on multiple websites, here’s how to create unique passwords you’ll never forget, you’ll never have to write down, and that pass tests for strength.
1. Start by choosing a favorite 3- digit number. One that you will never forget. It might be the number of the house where you grew up, it could be the first three digits of your Social Security number, or it could be the year you got married.
House number that you grew up in = 817
Start of your Social Security #= 612
The year you got married = 983. (1983)
What you want is a number that you’ll always remember.
2. Take the domain name or the URL address of the website you need a password for and drop the “www” at the beginning and the com, org, or guru at the end. Take the first 6 letters
www.setapp.com becomes setapp
www.amazon.com becomes amazon
www.ipadiphone.guru becomes ipadip
3. Now tuck the first number of your three-digit number in after the first two letters. Tuck the second number and tuck it in after the next two letters. Then take the last number and place it after the final two letters.
For example, the company named SetApp might join with 817 and become se8ta1pp7.
What about a company with only 5 characters in their name, such as Apple. Add the letter “z” to the end: ap8pl1ez.
And companies with an abbreviated name uses the proper name.
HP = Hewlett (Hewlett-Packard)
UPS = United (United Parcel Service)
4. Finally many websites require additional characteristics in a password. So just capitalize the first letter and use a number sign (#) at the very end. So the unique password for the SetApp company would be Se8ta1pp7#
This may look complicated at the first but you will be able to read the domain name at the top of your web browser address and add this the other elements, such as your unforgettable number and other additions (capitalize the beginning, add a number sign at the end), I think you’ll find this is fairly simple to use and will yield passwords that are secure.
Here are some sites to test the strength of a password.
(Using the password built from the guru domain: Ip9ad8ip3#)
97% – Very strong