What is a strong password? A hard to remember combination of numbers, symbols, and upper- and lowercase letters? Well, since you don’t possibly remember lots of passwords, reuse a small number of passwords over and over again, or just change your complicated passwords by adding a “1” or an exclamation point, you actually make it easier for hackers.
There are dumped databases of stolen passwords and usernames, which have been saved from famous hacks, including Ashley Madison, which the hackers use to easily break into online accounts. Moreover, the hackers have stopped guessing the passwords; instead, they use a rig cluster for cracking down passwords, which saves them a lot of time.
Recently, researchers into password security have developed some specific recommendations for choosing passwords — based on scientific knowledge — which provide good protection for…
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