How do I create a secure password?

The use of insecure passwords causes immense economic damage every year. Starting with identity theft, theft of company secrets or simply "only" the abuse of personal or personal data. Unfortunately, one of the most insecure but popular passwords is still "123456".


Why do I have to use a secure password?

Secure passwords protect sensitive data and privacy. But there can be pitfalls in choosing the right password. That's why some users sometimes find it difficult to choose between a password that is easy to remember and yet secure.

The following tips should help you to find a secure password for your eclipso account.
  • A secure password should consist of at least 8 or more characters. Use letters, numbers and special characters, including umlauts. You should also use upper and lower case letters
  • If possible, do not use words or related terms that can be found in the dictionary
  • Do not use personal data, such as birthdays or wedding anniversaries
  • Never use the same password more than once. Set a new password for each service, shop or other login

How to create a secure password that you can easily remember

An excellent way to create a simple yet secure and easy to remember password is to use complete sentences as a reminder, for example. Just think of a sentence that is memorable for you. Take the first letter of each word in the sentence. By using the upper and lower case rule you will already get a secure result.

Beispiel: My grandma celebrates her 75th birthday in February 2020! = Mgch75thbiF20!

If this is too complicated for you, you can also use a password generator and have a password generated. Password generators can be found, among other things, free of charge on the net or in some appstores.

Two-factor authentication for increased security

In addition to using a secure password, we recommend using two-factor authentication. The two-factor authentication is available in numerous variants. To use the eclipso two-factor-authentication you need a hardware-based authentication app that generates one-time based passwords.

How do I manage my passwords most securely?

One of the most secure methods of managing passwords takes place offline, e.g. handwritten in a notebook. Of course, even in the Internet age there are ways to store passwords more easily and always have them with you. Apps for password management, so-called password managers, can be very useful in this respect.

InfoWe recommend using password manager apps that store passwords locally on a device. However, we do not recommend managing passwords stored online.

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