If you use an Apple device, you should have an Apple ID and today we are going to tell you how to create a strong password and why you should do that. Our Apple ID is probably the most important account we have since we probably have a lot of things linked to our device. So, effectively protecting our account is very important.
Our Apple ID contains a lot of information. Passwords for all the services and websites we use (which we can create using this shortcut), notes, photos, health data, credit card information, and a long etcetera.
How to create a strong password for the Apple ID?
A password must be secure, obviously, but also it should be easy to remember. Sure, we can use a password manager, but since the Apple ID password gives us access to the password manager itself, we need to at least remember this password at all times.
In the balance between good security and easy to remember the best recommendation is to use long passwords, really long, like lots of characters, not eight. And how do I create such a password? Very easy: six random words. Let’s say: Tree! red football 57 luck?
This password has a number, a capital letter, and a symbol. These special characters are distributed in such a way that they are easy to remember and also easy to type. There are no numbers and letters mixed in the middle of the password that could lead to typing errors, not even capital letters in words in between.
Why creating a strong password is important?
A strong password is not synonymous with a secure account. There are more issues to consider. The first and most important is that we do not tell the password to anyone, do not use it for any other service, do not write it down in any note, no piece of paper, simply memorize it and nothing else.
The second is the importance of two-factor authentication that requires a code to be generated on one of our devices to access the account. This increases very, very considerably the possibility that an unknown person, even if they know someone’s password, will not be able to access the account.
Finally, there are invisible protections that make accessing an Apple ID almost impossible. For example the limitation of login attempts. We can’t go trying random passwords until we find a good one, so the vast majority of attacks, whether brute force or dictionary, are impossible.
All things considered, a six-word, easy-to-remember password with a couple of numbers and a capital letter at the beginning is a very, very secure password indeed. For most of us, four words would, in fact, be enough, using six will ensure a foolproof password. Of course, once created, make sure you take care of it, never reveal it in any way, and use it in combination with the other protection services of your Apple ID.