Secure password

There are many authorisation technologies, but a strong password is the easiest and the cheapest solution.
A password is the most often used authorisation method to log into the Internet banking.

How to create a strong password?

The example below is one of the methods to be used to create a strong password.

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Select a sentence that will be easy to remember for you, e.g. I really like red fried tomatoes. It will be a basis to build a strong password.

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Create a new meaningless word from the first two letters of each word from the above sentence: irelirefrto.

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Increase strength of your password adding upper and lower case letters, digits, e.g. IRelirefrtT0.

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Replace part of letters and digits with special characters, e.g. &Re!ir€frtT0.

Features of a strong password

A secure password is so called a strong password that:

  • has at least 10 characters,
  • is a combination of digits, upper and lower case letters and symbols (e.g. #%^&@),
  • is easy to remember for you but difficult to guess for other people,
  • does not have words with logical alternatives of letters, e.g. “myp@ssword”,
  • does not contain regular words,
  • is substantially different from previous passwords,
  • does not contain repetition of characters (e.g. 111111111), sequences (e.g. abcdefgh), or character strings that are in one line on the keyboard (e.g. QWERTY).

Conditions for a secure password

  • Do not use the same password for different systems.
  • The password should be different than the user’s login.
  • The password cannot consist in details such as first name, second name, date of birth, tax identification number, known words, known phrase, etc.
  • Do not disclose your password to anyone.
  • Change your password every few months.
  • Do not store your password on-line, on your computer or on a piece on paper.
  • Never provide your password remotely, e.g. via mobile or e-mail – there is no such situation that would justify it.
  • Never enter your password if you use computers you are not familiar with (e.g. in Internet cafés, multimedia kiosks).

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