This post was born out of my own personal experience with banking. With the advent of internet technology, more and more banks are moving online. Online Banking has become a common term today.
But are you ready for it? Most banks allow a maximum password of 8 characters for their online banking service. And 8 characters are not enough, I wonder if they are really secure? We hear about passwords, credit cards, and other informations being stolen every now and then.
Keeping it all aside, lets talk about how we can make a secure password in 8 characters. The clever technique is to mix numbers, hyphens, and asterisk.
Suppose you have a four digit pin code provided by the bank, then you can make your online banking password out of it. This is the best method to keep it memorable and secure. Suppose my pin code or any other 4 digit code is 1234. Now the 8 character password for my online banking account will be.
*12–34* or -12**34-
Both are secure and difficult to crack. If you want to make it further secure, then reverse the pin.
*43–21* or -43**21-
Its that easy. Let us know which technique you use to secure your online banking password? We would love to hear about it.