Password security

1st Feb 2022: 10-year-anniversary of Germany’s “Change-your-password-day”. Some say this special occasion is no longer needed as everybody knows about secure passwords anyway. But reality looks somewhat different: “123456” still ranks number one in Germany followed by “123456789” and “passwort”.

Change your password

So how about your passwords? Hard to crack or easy-peasy? Remember to use:

  • long passwords
  • mixture of upper and lower case letters
  • the range of your keyboard characters including symbols
  • no words out of the dictionary
  • password manager
  • two-factor authentification whenever possible