How do I choose a secure password?

  • Posted April 2, 2014

Here are some tips for choosing a secure password:

  1. Create a password that has eight or more characters. The longer the password the better.
  2. Use a string of random words.
  3. Add numbers and/or punctuation to your password.
  4. Mix upper and lowercase
  5. Use different passwords for different servers

Here’s an example, but please do not use it and choose your own ;-) house ge0rgE rOOf c@t

To make your servers even more secure, instead of using SSH keys, as described here:

Mac/UNIX home computers:

Windows home computers:

Regards, Will


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Hello, all

You can also use bash or sh or generate a random strings that you can use as secure randomly generated passwords as well.

You can check this blog post on website on how to this using BASH:

Regards, Alex

Its good that this was submitted but wouldn’t this also be better in the tutorial section as well? Just my 2 cents :)