Using a strong password can deter potential hackers from accessing important data on your device. A strong password is the first line of defense in protecting yourself against potential unwanted access of your device. In most cases, a relatively easy password can be easily cracked. Some of these methods used to gain access include guessing your password, online dictionary attacks, offline dictionary attacks and offline brute force attacks. Each of these potential threats can be protected against by developing a strong password.
So, what makes a strong password?
A strong password is a combination of lowercase, uppercase letters, numbers and symbols. A strong password usually consists of 8 or more characters. It is usually combined with upper and lower-case letters with at least 1 numerical character or symbol. Each character added to your password increases its complexity, making it much harder to decode.
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