Some Strong Passwords are not so Strong

Passwords are weak! It’s a not a breaking news. But it’s impossible to get rid of passwords today. There are tips to make them stronger. Classic recommendations are:

  • Use a mix of letters and numbers,
  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase characters,
  • Use punctuation (special) characters,
  • Do not use common words or personal details
  • blah… blah… blah….

But adding some physical restriction could be a good idea! Do you think the following passwords are so strong as they look like?

  • 12dfghjkl90
  • wqa12zsx
  • &锑(§
  • ;ki!çol:
  • !@#$rewq

Check your keyboard layouts… (some are based on qwerty keyboard others on azery). Stay away from your keyboard layout. It’s quite easy for the shoulder surfer to look over your shoulder to get your password. If he get only the first characters, the remaining one will be easily guessed based on the keyboard layout.

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