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Old 08-17-2007, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default How to Make a Secure Password

With all the account hacking being done lately, I thought it would be nice to have a thread started soley (is that spelled right?) on making your password be as secure as it could be. Follow these instructions and tips to prevent anyone guessing your password.

Okay, first you need to think of a very simple thing for you password to be, for example lollipop. But... lollipop is pretty basic, therefore, you are at a very high risk at leaving your password the way it is.

The next thing you need to do is throw a number in your password, to make your password be lollipop78. You're doing pretty good so far with lollipop78, but still, you can make it even better!

Webkinz World is case sensitive, so throw in a few capital letters, but make sure you remember what you put them. You could do, Lollipop78, and I would say you are pretty safe, but if you did something more like LolliPop78, it steps it up a notch.

Let me lay it out nice and simple for you:

a word without letters or capitals=high security risk
a word with number, but no capitals, or a word with capitals, but no numbers=medium security risk
a word with numbers and begins with a capital letter=low security risk
a word with numbers and 2 or more capitals, or randomly placed capitals=very low security risk

Tips from the readers:
1.Add symbols. Thanks xlemonade!
2.This was posted by webkinzgram, this is the original post
"To add to your example, FYI, any form of a word likely to be found in a dictionary or phone book (common names especially) increases your risk of being hacked, because there are lots of hacker programs out there with built-in hacks to try those character strings first. But using your example of adding numbers to the word and breaking it up with caps is helpful. To kick it up yet another notch, this example, which varies the spelling as well as uses zeros in place of the o's is even better. To help you remember how you varied it, you could be consistent with certain symbols, like using the ! in place of "L," zero in place of o, @ in place of the a sound, 8 in place of the "ate" sound, z in place of s, etc. For help in remembering numbers, try using numbers that are familiar or personal, but vary them up a little bit. For example, if your birthday is June 15, 1976 and you wanted to use a form of that, then here is what you could do with your lollipop password:

L0lleP0pzJun15'76

Here are some other examples using that concept:

Me'nJustn4vrx0x0x0

ClassUv'08Rox!

Acronyms are another way to create a difficult-to-hack password that is easy to remember, such as:

Born in the USA June 3, 1978 = BitUS@Jun3'78

Or a phrase like "waiting to be dating" could become
W8n2bD8n

Get creative. Protect yourself!"




Hope this helps you create a secure password, and keeps your account safe!

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Old 08-17-2007, 10:15 AM   #2
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:46 AM   #3
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:04 AM   #7
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Old 08-17-2007, 02:03 PM   #9
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:24 AM   #10
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