Passwords In A Nutshell
- Bad passwords are names of people or pets or words in the dictionary.
- Bad passwords are birthdays, phone numbers, anniversaries or dates.
- Bad passwords are reused for different purposes.
- Really bad passwords are older than your toothbrush.
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)
- Good passwords are at least 12 characters long.
- Good passwords contain upper and lower case, digits and punctuation.
- Good passwords are randomly generated rather than composed.
- Good passwords are generated by a standalone utility or an Applet, never sent over the net or stored in a
server. e.g. created with the free CMP Password Generator
either online or as a stand-alone utility.
- Good passwords are never written down on paper. They are stored securely with a program such as