Whether you are a student, a working professional, a housewife or retired, the need to maintain a strong password is the order of the day. There are powerful password-cracking tools and software or even techniques openly available on the internet that can smartly guess or generate a password and hack any user account online; be it facebook, google, yahoo or bank accounts. These tools and software are getting smarter and smarter day by day. Hence, there is a great need to maintain a strong password for all the online accounts. It just takes only a couple of hours to break a weak password.
Some of the techniques used by the password cracking software are intelligent guessing, dictionary attacks or automation that tries every possible combination of characters. Given enough time, the automated method can crack any password be it weak, medium or difficult password. However, strong passwords are difficult to crack and it could take months. Most of the system like google, facebook, yahoo, outlook or your banking system are designed to detect and react to these kinds of attacks by alarming the account holder in time. Hence, a strong password will ensure the safety of the account.
For a password to be strong and hard to break, it should:
Contain 6 or more characters
Contain characters from each of the following three groups:
Letters (uppercase and lowercase) A, B, C,...; a, b, c,...