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.
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
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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