Tips & tricks for password security

22 October 2021

How you can increase the security of your own account through simple measures.

Ideally, a strong password


Does not contain any information about the user that is publicly available (e.g. name, date of birth, place of residence) or shared on social media


Does not contain words that can be looked up in a dictionary


Contains at least 8 characters, preferably 15 or more


Represents a combination of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and special characters


Is not to be noted down (on paper or digitally) and not to be passed on


Is changed regularly


Is selected differently for each account


Examples for strong passwords are: WfN#ZPC*D3N#Ukm or @KC#MM%Ch3xQMQV.

A good method for a strong password is to memorize a sentence and to create the password from the first letter of each word only. Ideally, some of the letters obtained in this way are then replaced by numbers and / or special characters.

Using a password manager can also make it easier to create and manage strong passwords.