The strength of your password is more important than ever before and cannot be overstated. Strong passwords can protect your computer, personal information and online accounts (such as Storypark).
You may have heard about websites being hacked. Often, this is because users do not use strong passwords, making it easy for cybercriminals to guess or decipher those passwords.
Also, try not to use the same password for multiple services.
Note: Storypark does not know or store your password; only you can access your Storypark account. Never share your password with anyone else.
Tips for creating strong passwords
A strong password should be easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess. Ideally it should incorporate letters, numbers and symbols, and be at least 8 characters long. It's useful to think about 'passphrases’ rather than 'passwords' – these are short phrases that are relevant to you but difficult for anyone else to guess and include a mix of letters, numbers and symbols, eg. ILuv2Playf00tb@11
Common password pitfalls to avoid
Avoid creating passwords that use:
- Dictionary words in any language, words spelled backwards, common misspellings, and abbreviations.
- Sequences or repeated characters, eg. 12345678, 222222, abcdefg, or adjacent letters on your keyboard (qwerty).
- Personal information, eg. your name, birthday, driver's license, passport number, or similar information.
- Information related to the service, eg. st0ryp@rk1
The most common passwords (and the easiest to hack) are password such as the ones below. If you use any or a variation of the passwords below it's time to change your password right now: