Creating a super-secure password that you won’t forget is easier than you think.

Passwords can be a key to many things, for example your emails, your Facebook profile, or your bank account. Passwords provide the first line of defence against unauthorised access to your accounts. The stronger your password, the more protected your accounts will be from hackers. To be safe, you should create unique and difficult to crack passwords.

You can use several techniques to create a good password that will always be on your mind. Here are some smart ways to develop an easy-to-remember password.

  1. Randomly replace letters with numbers, e.g. Digital becomes D181t@l
  2. Pick a sentence, i.e. a passphrase, and reduce it to first letters of each word only, e.g. “I Love The City of Joburgs’s Free WiFi” becomes ILTCOJFW
  3. Create a compound word by combining three small words of significance to you, and make a single password. For example, you can use “COJsmartwifi“.
  4. Take a word and reverse spell it, e.g. digitalambassadors becomes srodassabmalatigid.

The most secure passwords contain lowercase letters, capital letters, numbers, and symbols. Try create a password that is funny or relevant to yourself. That way you will find it easier to remember and you will never be locked out.