Generate strong passwords/passphrases
1. Longer passwords, even those consisting of simpler words or constructs, are far better than short passwords that rely on numbers and special characters.
2. We recommend combining multiple words into a long string of at least 16 characters.
3. Using a passphrase makes it easier to remember.
4. A longer password takes longer to crack and requires the use of more computational resources to break it.
5. When hackers break-in and steal or acquire your encrypted password from the dark web, the computing resources required to crack that password prevents them from using it because they don’t have access to these services.
6. NIST came up with new password recommendations in 2017. In this, they outlined best practices for password construction. They recommended to programmers that all websites and web services change their credential acceptability of passwords with a length of up to 64 characters.