Tips For Strong Passwords

- Don't start with a real word

- Use every kind of character allowed (uppercase, lowercase, numbers and symbols)

- Longer is stronger

- Use a variety of passwords across different services

- Avoid repeating patterns or combinations of neighboring keyboard symbols

Link: Microsoft's password strength checker

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