Tips for good passwords

Password ≠ User ID

  • Your password should never be the same as your user ID

Long and extraordinary

  • Your password should not be to short: usually at least ten characters!
  • Use capital and small letters in combination with unusual symbols and/or numbers.

No names, words or pattern

  • It should never contain your first/last name or other personal data (e.g. date of birth, nickname, vehicle license plate number).
  • Avoid words found in normal dictionaries.
  • Don't use patterns like asdfgh oder 1234abcd
  • Avoid words spelled backward or in leetspeak (leetspeak replaces characters with numbers or visual similar symbols).

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