Your password is your first line of defense against unauthorized access to your data, and it has a crucial role in protecting your Tresorit files. We never have access to your password, but it helps us to generate the master key that can decrypt your files.
📝 Note Tresorit passwords must be at least 8 characters long and contain upper and lowercase letters, and a number.
We recommend that you use complex passwords that are hard to crack, avoid using the same password for all registrations and make it a note to change your passwords frequently.
What makes a good password?
- Try to make your passwords at least 8 characters long
- Include upper and lowercase letters (A – Z, a – z)
- Add one or more numbers (0-9)
- Use at least one or two special characters ($ * !)
Avoid common mistakes
- Don’t use of common words like ‘password’ and refrain from the use of names (e.g., your name or the name of a family member, your username, the name of a pet, etc.).
- Stay clear of common character substitutions ( e.g., p@55w0rd).
- Don’t use sequences like ‘123456’ or ‘abcdef’. Even reversed sequence of characters, like '654' and 'ONM' will weaken the password.
- Watch out for neighboring keystrokes (e.g., qwerty, asdf).
- Refrain from using repeated characters (e.g., aaaaaaa).
- Don’t use full dates, like ‘01261987’ or other easy-to-guess personal information. Especially avoid using birth dates, phone numbers, addresses, license plate numbers, or anything else someone could guess or look up about you.
Use a password manager
We recommend signing up for a password manager app. We really like LastPass and KeePass, but you can also find a few other great options on the market.
These useful tools store your password securely, give you tips on creating complex, unguessable passwords when you sign up for a new website, support frequent changes with password history among other things.
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