Tuesday, June 21, 2011

PASSWORD CREATION




On account of continuous use of information technology, the word called “PASSWORD” has become a popular name amongst all persons who are handling computers and mobile phones each day
I wish to submit a few tips as to how a password can be created in a simple way
PASSWORD:
Passwords are required at the time of opening an email account and at the time of getting into a website as a registered member. Nowadays, those who are using the internet facility to a great extent, especially professionals who are having their earnings through internet usages like article writing, online marketing etc. are having multiple number of email accounts and blogs with various service providers and are registered members of various websites depending upon the nature of their activities.

Under such circumstances, some users are having different passwords for each email, blog and website and for example a person who is having 10 email accounts, 10 blogs and in case he is a registered member in 20 websites  he has to necessarily have 40 different passwords. Let us imagine, the memory power of the user, if he is handling the above platforms regularly, otherwise he has to possess in his pocket a diary twentyfour hours a day where all  passwords are recorded.

PASSWORD USAGE:
Password should be created in such a way that it cannot be duplicated by any other person. The following are the simple rules to be followed in creating a password
·        Select a number and  a word and create a password with alphanumeric characters
·        Normally the password length should be eight characters unless specifically requested by any service provider to have the length below the standard eight characters
·        A person given a chance to devise a password for his email account will normally select his name only because the name is the very easiest word to be remembered by any person at all times. If it is a number, the choice will be the year of birth, date of birth etc.
·        Very rarely people select chose the names of their spouses, daughters and sons for password purposes
·        Some people select the names of their companies having some portion of their names as the prefix or suffix for creating a password

SUGGESTIONS FOR A CRISP PASSWORD:
Any good password has the following qualities:
·        It is crisp;  has required or minimum length; simple to use; easy to remember; more secured; cannot be duplicated; cannot be forged

HOW TO CREATE A PASSWORD FOR AN EMAIL ID:
Let us imagine how different persons create their passwords. Let us select the following name as an example:
GANESYAM RAMAMOORTY SHYAMSUNDAR
Year of birth: 1963
To have an email account to become a registered member in any website, a person needs to have an id(email id or membership id as the case may be) and to enable the id, he requires a password.
A. CREATION OF ID:
Let us imagine that  the person mentioned above wants to create one id from out of the following: He thinks that by creating such a complicated and complex id, he is building a strong and secure id.
Just think it over. Is it necessary that the id  should be so lengthy; complicated to produce; hard to remember; more complex in nature ?
Is there no other way by which the person named above can create a simple, crisp and easy id ?
By creating one email id as above, he is putting himself into trouble and he may not be able to reproduce the id so easily whenever he wants to do so.
The id for the abovementioned can be created in a simple way in the following manner:
In the above cited four examples, the words are simple and can be remembered easily and reproduction takes very lesser time.

B. PASSWORD CREATION:
There are no guidelines in creating a strong or very strong password. It depends upon the creative ability of the person who creates the password.
The following are the suggestions for the password for the person mentioned above:
Normally the length of the password should not be less than eight characters and passwords can be created with more than characters. However, in order to remember the password easily, it is better not to have a very lengthy password. I suggest that the length of the password can be ten to twelve characters and the combination of a password can be in the following manner:
ganshyam1963
ganramshy1963
ganramshy&&63
ganramshy19$$
Out of the above four examples, the last two seem to be better choices.
For easy remembrance the password can be constructed as follows:
·        Three characters from his first name
·        Next three characters from his middle name
·        Last three characters from his last name
·        Four characters representing the year of birth
Password characters coined from the name of the person cannot be so easily forgotten, however, the method of combination should be remembered for ever. The strong or very strong password should be the combination of characters – numerals and strings.
As such while the year of birth is selected, two digits can be substituted by a string like $ or &


Even by applying any number of permutations and combinations, the password as suggested below:
ganramshy&&63
ganramshy19$$
cannot be so easily thought of and reproduced by persons  other than the owner
CONCLUSION:
Even though you are having multiple email accounts, blogs and membership accounts in various websites, it is advisable to have your pass word restricted to not more than three. At the time you forget your password, you have to apply various thinking techniques  to bring to your memory the password apart from spending your valuable time. Have your password very simple, easy for remembrance and at the same time more secured. Many websites test the quality of any  password at the time a person enrolls himself  as a member in their website by certifying  the  strength of the password  as : WEAK – MEDIUM – STRONG – VERY STRONG
Always have your password certified as STRONG if not VERY STRONG
Especially those who are having the habit of banking through online, their passwords should be very strong.
Please also remember to change your passwords periodically say once in three months or six months etc. Do not disclose your password to anybody else. In case you disclose your password to your close relative during emergent situations, do not forget to change the password immediately during your next operations
By having poor passwords, people are losing millions of their hard earned money from their banking accounts each day
Also record your passwords for each type of accounts in a separate diary or note book and keep the note book safely and securely
Please remember – STRONG PASSWORDS SAVE MONEY, TIME, MANPOWER AND ABOVE ALL PEACE OF MIND.





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