Creating strong passwords
There are many times when you will be asked to register for something online, such as
internet banking or shopping. If you register on a website it means they will save
information about you and you have to log in to the site to use it.
When you register online you have to complete a registration form. You'll also need
to come up with a username and password.
User names and passwords
When you register on a website you'll be asked for a username. A
username can be anything you want it to be; it doesn't have to be your real name. You
might not want to use your real name as this will help keep your identity unknown and
When you register you will also be asked to give a password. It is
important that you choose a password that is memorable and not easy for someone else
to guess. You don't want someone else to be able to access all your details!
The best type of password is one that mixes letters and numbers.
Bad examples of a password:
Good examples of a password:
It is safer to have different passwords for different websites. This way, if someone
finds out only one password at least they won't be able access everything you have
signed up for.
Normally, when you type in your password, it will appear as asterisks so people near
you cannot see what you are typing.
IMPORTANT: Never give your password out to anyone as no legitimate
company will ever ask you for it.
Finally, always remember to log off from a site after you have finished using it.
This is very important when you are using a public computer.