How To Make A Secure Password For Online Banking

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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.

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  • Sid

    u can also go for a combination of alpha numeric characters like $gT$13I8R

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  • arrianna

    Take the street you grew up on, and your first pet/something hard to guess from your past, put a number sign in between, substitute some letters for numbers, and, voila! A great password. For example: Bill grew up on Ocean Avenue, and his first pet was Rocky. His password would be:easy saver complaints You can add random capitals to make it more secure.

  • arrianna

    Take the street you grew up on, and your first pet/something hard to guess from your past, put a number sign in between, substitute some letters for numbers, and, voila! A great password. For example: Bill grew up on Ocean Avenue, and his first pet was Rocky. His password would be:easy saver complaints You can add random capitals to make it more secure.

  • Steve

    I have discovered pixelock.com, this is a pictorial password site. My passwords are all behind pictures I have uploaded and by remembering where on the picture I have clicked, I am able to regenerate my secure 12 digit passwords with ease. As it is online and secure I have all my passwords with me all the time!!
    Also the site doesn’t store the passwords anywhere and therefore my passwords can’t be stolen or hacked and also can’t be accidentally published to the net!!
    I would strongly reccomend pixelock.com to anyone needing a secure, unforgettable password!