How to Choose a Computer Password That is Hard to Guess You need security for your computer. Every computer needs a good password so people can't find access it without your permission, especially if it has something to do with them. Steps 1. Come up with something that has nothing to do with your personality. It will leave the trespassers guessing. 2. Make up nonsense words. It will be almost impossible to guess it. 3. Don't tell your password to anyone! You may want to give your password to your parent or spouse in case of an emergency, but no one else. 4. Don't give it online. If someone over the Internet asks for your login password to, for example, help do some html coding for your webs.com site or pass a level on the computer game, say no! Rather ask them whether they could explain it to you instead. 5. Use an image for your password! Services like Pixelock.com allow you to generate and regenerate a complex and secure password from images that you can select. 6. Try to mix your password with numbers. The more digits, the more possible combination. The more combination, the harder it is to crack the password. 7. Use something familiar for your password. If you can't think of anything, choose a password about a family member. Try one that you haven't seen in months or years, or one that has been deceased for quite a while. 8. Change it when necessary. Make a few times a year when you change something in your password. For example, at the end of every school term. So at the start of the year your password is [insertlettersinyourpasswordhere]123, then at the end of the term it would be [intsertlettersinyourpasswordhere]124. This makes it harder for someone to crack your password as it is constantly changing. 9. Change it if you have any suspicious feelings of someone knowing your password. Change it whether you know it as a fact or not! If you don't want to change your password into something completely different, use the step above and just change a small aspect of it. 10. Keep the password between 6-12 characters long because some things that require you to have a password for have character minimums and maximums of around 6 (min) and 12 (max). Tips If you have to give someone a password because they are threatening you, give the person a fake password. Use this for emergencies because it only works once or twice. Tell an adult if at any time someone threatens you like this because it is unacceptable, whatever the reason. Write it down on a piece of paper until you memorize it. After you have memorized it rip it up, throw it into multiple garbage bins. You don't want anybody finding it. Remember to hide it while you have it. Warnings Do not ever give in and give someone your password. It can not be stressed enough. Article provided by wikiHow, All content on wikiHow can be shared under a Creative Commons license.
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