Let’s create a secure password for NAS

We already know 5 principles of creating a secure password for NAS, but how to create a secure password that easy to remember?  First, we know that when we create a password, we need to follow some rules. For example:

  • At least 8 characters
  • Need to contain: Lower case letter, Upper case letter, Numbers, Special Characters

Let’s create a secure password for NAS

 

Follow these rules, and start to create a secure password for NAS

Step 1. Choose a word that you can remember, for example:

company

 

Step 2. Use a special character to instead one letter in this word, for example:

com&any (use “&” to instead “p”)

 

Step 3. Add some numbers.  You can choose your birthday number and plus 1 to this number. For example, if you birthday is 05/17, you can use 06(month) and 18(date).  Also, you can put these numbers into the different place, the password would be more complexity.

com06&any28

 

Step 4. Let the first letter become an upper case letter.

Com06&any28

 

Now, we have created our first secure password!

 

As we know that we need to create more secure passwords for various situation.  We can still according to the above steps to create different passwords.

For online bank password, you can use the word “mybank” in step 1. , then the password might be “My06&ank28”
For social website password, you can use the word “social” in step 1. , then the password might be “So06&ial28”

 

According to the above steps, we can also use our name and phone number to create different passwords. For example:

Your name: Jimmy
Your phone number: 0923-123-456
Then your password might be: Ji124$my457

5 principles of creating a secure password for NAS

In March 2019, a news said that, Why the password “ji32k7au4a83” and “au4a83” has appeared over a hundred times in the site Have I Been Pwned(HIBP)? – asked from an engineer from Los Angeles.
Actually, the reason is that the Taiwanese keyboard with the Zhuyin Fuhao layout, these mean “my password(我的密碼)” and “password(密碼)” in Chinese.

creating a secure password for NAS

Started from this issue, how do you know if your password are safe enough?

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