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Surely you haven’t missed out on the fact that meanwhile everything possible is to be secured with a password. And of course it must always be a new one, so that in the event of a data leak, hackers cannot log on to other services with the password they got.
Who makes the mistake and chooses a password, which appears in the following list, should not be surprised if his account is hacked.
Here are the Top-20:
You can find the list here: https://mozilla.github.io/application-services/docs/accounts/50000-most-common-passwords.html
So it makes sense to choose an extra-ordinary password. But unfortunately the search is not so easy. Some recommend to create a password set related to the account and then use the first letters:
I use Facebook to keep in touch with my friends.
This results in the following password:
In addition, there are websites that generate such words online. On Excel-template.net you can also find a list with which you can manage your words.
But we want to come to our password with a completely different possibility. A generator consisting of random values in Excel cells.
This generator consists of a table with 10 on 10 cells. In each cell, a pair of characters is automatically generated. If you now print out this table, you can use a marker to generate a password for a specific purpose. It is best to hide this analogous list in a secret place.
Adjustment of the values of the password generator
By the way, the characters in the cells are taken from a list that is also in the Excel file. If you scroll a bit to the right into the column “Z” you can see them. There you can add other characters or delete values. The generator should still work then.
Screenshot of the generator for random characters in Excel
Download your free Excel-template “password-generator”
Here you will find the download links for your password-excel-file:
- as an Excel file (.xlsx)
- as an Excel template file (.xltx)
- NEW: file for Apple-Numbers (.numbers)
- NEW: file for OpenOffive (.ods)
- all files in a Zip