Quite often username and password characters can be a problem for most of us. At some point, we all get frustrated when trying to use them. These days using complex login information is very important though. Especially online when setting up or using hosting, secure accounts and email accounts.
What's worse — our lifestyle has now become driven by multiple passwords and login ID's for all that we do in this day and age.
As a security precaution, passwords should always be complex (no matter what service or facility they’re being used for). You should always use both uppercase and lowercase characters, as well as symbols like: !#$%^&*()_. Use longer passwords: 8 (minimum) to 10 or 16 character passwords — the longer the better. A good mix of characters is highly recommended to ensure passwords cannot be hacked easily. Never use short 5 character word passwords these days, as they are easy to crack. IE: "LoVeMe" is easier to crack than "FmH(rT4$5ttFuBar" as a password.
Quite often characters themselves can be an issue. I — uppercase (i) and l — lowercase (L) are a common confusing problem in passwords. 0 (zero) and O — uppercase (o) is also another character which is commonly confused in passwords as fonts make these two look the same.
If you ever have issues with passwords try this procedure:
Copy your password into Notepad (pressing CTRL C simultaneously to copy, CTRL V to paste) from it's original source. Check the characters then copy/paste into your login facility/service. This will ensure the right characters are being used.
Here are some other quick tips and important security procedures to use when considering passwords: