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How to Create Secure Passwords

Ever feel like you need to be a genius to come up with a unique and secure password for every account you have? In this blog post, we'll share some tips for creating secure passwords and show you how to use a password manager.

Step 1: Choose a password manager

A password manager is essentially a digital safe where you can store all your usernames and passwords. You only have to remember one master password and the app takes care of the rest. Some password managers can also generate highly secure passwords for you that are nearly impossible to guess. 

Pro Tip

Most password managers also have a browser extension that automatically fills in login details.

There are multiple password managers on the market to choose from, with some being free and others being paid but usually offering more features. One of the most popular options is 1Password.

When choosing your password manager, pay attention to the features it offers, how many devices you can use it on, and if it has two-factor authentication. Also, be sure to read reviews and compare pricing to find the one that best suits you.

Once you've chosen a password manager, you can create an account and install the browser extension or desktop app.

Step 2: Add your passwords

Once you've installed your password manager, the next step is to add your passwords. 

You can either do this manually or import a CSV file if you already have your passwords in a spreadsheet. It's important to add all of your passwords, not just the ones you think are important.

You might be surprised at how many accounts you have!

Step 3: Use password generation

Most password managers have a tool to help you generate secure passwords. When you create a new account, click on the password field and then click the password generator icon. 

This will create a random, secure password that you can use. You can even choose the length and complexity of the password. 

Make sure to copy and paste the password into the field rather than typing it out in case of typos.

Tips for creating a secure password

The temptation to use the same password or a variation across different platforms is strong, but it makes it much easier for potential hackers to get your data if they can crack the code once. 

While password managers can generate secure passwords, you might still need to come up with one on your own. 

Here are some tips:

  • Use a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.

  • Avoid using personal information like your name or birthdate.

  • Use a passphrase, which is a series of words or a sentence, instead of a single word.

  • Avoid using common passwords like "password" or "123456".

  • Avoid common base terms

  • Longer is better

Here is a visual that demonstrates how long it generally takes hackers to crack passwords.

Step 4: Use two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication 2FA adds an extra layer of security to your accounts. It requires something you know your password and something you have your phone or another device. Most password managers offer 2FA, and we highly recommend using it whenever possible.

Here’s how to turn on 2FA on Facebook and on Google.  

In conclusion, using a password manager can save you time and keep your accounts secure. Remember to use two-factor authentication whenever possible and use the tips we've provided to create strong passwords on your own.


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