How secure are you with your passwords? We’ve touched on this subject in the past but it keeps coming up in conversation.
It seems that is you do at least 1 uppercase, lowercase and number, and have at least 8 characters, you should be pretty darn good. Why? Because there are so many possibilities for a computer to try or a human to guess.
There are 26 letters in the alphabet, and 26 uppercase letters in the alphabet, and 10 numbers (0-9) which means there is a possible 62 characters for each space in the password and if you have it 8 characters long that means there are: 62 * 62 * 62 * 62 * 62 * 62 * 62 * 62 = 218,340,106,000,000 combinations.
Now if you want to be really secure, add a symbol to your password as well. On the keyboard there are 32 symbols that I see so add that and you suddenly have a password that is nearly impossible for a computer to randomly guess or could take years to guess.