Strong Password Generator: stay safe online

Staying safe online starts with strong passwords. Follow these steps to help keep you, your family, and your friends safe online.

Step № 1 of 7: Always use strong passwords.

How to make a good strong password

A strong password has:

  • at least 15 characters
  • uppercase letters
  • lowercase letters
  • numbers
  • symbols, such as ` ! " ? $ ? % ^ & * ( ) _ - + = { [ } ] : ; @ ' ~ # | \ < , > . ? /

A strong password is:

  • not your username
  • not your name, your friend’s name, your family member’s name, or a common name
  • not your date of birth
  • not a dictionary word
  • not like your previous passwords
  • not a keyboard pattern, such as qwerty, asdfghjkl, or 12345678

Password Generator

Your new password is:
[password will appear here]

Step № 2 of 7: Remember your strong passwords 📓

Step № 3 of 7: Use a safe, privacy-first browser 🔖

StrongPasswordGenerator.com recommends the Brave (affiliate link) browser, because it’s secure, fast, and private—with an adblocker built in.

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Whichever browser you choose to use, make sure that you upgrade your browser.

Step № 4 of 7: Check whether a data breach included your email account 📧

Use Troy Hunt’s ';--have i been pwned? website to find out whether any of your email addresses have been included in data breaches.

Also, subscribe to ';--have i been pwned?’s Notify Me service, so that the website can email you if your email address is included in any future data breaches.

If you find the ';--have i been pwned? website useful, you might like to donate to Troy Hunt to show your appreciation!

Step № 5 of 7: Check which apps have permission to access your social media accounts 🛂

Have you ever given a third-party app or website permission to access your online accounts, such as your social media accounts or your office software accounts? For example, have you clicked “OK” when playing a new game on Facebook without reading the terms and conditions, or have you tweeted from an app that’s not Twitter?

If the developers of those third-party apps and websites manage their security rigorously, you shouldn’t have a problem. However, if any of those third-party apps or websites have poor security practices, or if the developers decide to produce spam or offensive content, you could lose valuable data—or your reputation.

Check which third-party apps and websites can access:

Then:

  1. revoke access from every app you don’t absolutely trust;
  2. log out of every session you don’t absolutely need.

Step № 6 of 7: Use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) 🌐

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) allows you to browse the web anonymously, unblock websites, access unlimited streaming, and hide your IP address while doing all of that.

The top-ranked VPN is ExpressVPN (affiliate link). ExpressVPN uses a network of over 3,000 VPN servers spanning 94 countries, works on every device, employs best-in-class privacy and security, is registered in the British Virgin Islands (which has strict laws concerning information disclosure), unblocks popular online services (including Spotify, Facebook, BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Google, Amazon Prime, and HBO), can help you watch your favourite sports from your device—and actually works with Netflix!

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Step № 7 of 7: Share this website to help your family and friends to stay safe 👐

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