There are many authorisation technologies, but a strong password is the easiest and the cheapest solution.
A password is the most often used authorisation method to log into the Internet banking.
How to create a strong password?
The example below is one of the methods to be used to create a strong password.
Select a sentence that will be easy to remember for you, e.g. I really like red fried tomatoes. It will be a basis to build a strong password.
Create a new meaningless word from the first two letters of each word from the above sentence: irelirefrto.
Increase strength of your password adding upper and lower case letters, digits, e.g. IRelirefrtT0.
Replace part of letters and digits with special characters, e.g. &Re!ir€frtT0.
Features of a strong password
A secure password is so called a strong password that:
- has at least 10 characters,
- is a combination of digits, upper and lower case letters and symbols (e.g. #%^&@),
- is easy to remember for you but difficult to guess for other people,
- does not have words with logical alternatives of letters, e.g. “myp@ssword”,
- does not contain regular words,
- is substantially different from previous passwords,
- does not contain repetition of characters (e.g. 111111111), sequences (e.g. abcdefgh), or character strings that are in one line on the keyboard (e.g. QWERTY).
Conditions for a secure password
- Do not use the same password for different systems.
- The password should be different than the user’s login.
- The password cannot consist in details such as first name, second name, date of birth, tax identification number, known words, known phrase, etc.
- Do not disclose your password to anyone.
- Change your password every few months.
- Do not store your password on-line, on your computer or on a piece on paper.
- Never provide your password remotely, e.g. via mobile or e-mail – there is no such situation that would justify it.
- Never enter your password if you use computers you are not familiar with (e.g. in Internet cafés, multimedia kiosks).