Remember the characteristics of a strong password are:
- At least 8 characters - the more characters, the better
- A mixture of letters and numbers
- Inclusion of at least one special character, e.g., ! @ # ? ] Note: do not use < or > in your password, as both can cause problems in Web browsers
A strong password is hard to guess, but it should be easy for you to remember - a password that has to be written down is not strong, no matter how many of the above characteristics are employed.
In our Spy Game, the password “Ilovemypet” does not contain any numbers and special characters, and the password “12345678” is a sequence of numbers; thus, both passwords are weak and can be easily hacked/guessed by a malicious person.