How to create a strong password for your Microsoft account

Strong passwords help prevent unauthorized people from accessing files, programs, and other resources, and should be difficult to guess or crack. A good password:

  • Is at least eight characters long

  • Doesn't contain your user name, real name, or company name

  • Doesn't contain a complete word

  • Is significantly different from previous passwords

  • Contains uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols

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