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Shift tips for creating a strong password and protecting your data
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According to the World Economic Forum’s 2020 report, cyberattacks are one of the top global risks to society. It is crucial to generate a powerful and secure password for your device itself as well as each one of your accounts. 


With Shift's Password Manager, simply save and store your complex passwords and allow Shift to do the hard work to remember them.


A 20-digit alpha-numeric vault password is generated for you automatically when you start using the Password Management feature in Shift. On top of this is a random password salt that's unique to you. The password salt is a unique value that is added to your password prior to key-stretching via Argon2.

Learn more about how Shift keeps your password data safe here. 


It is strongly recommended to create a strong lock password on your computer to help keep your passwords and all data safe.


Shift tips to generate a strong password

  • At least 8 characters long (the longer the better)
  • Add unique characters to your password (e.g. % # @ *)
  • Avoid the use of common words and character combinations that are easy to guess
  • Avoid using personal information that may also be easy to guess
  • Update your passwords regularly
  • Don't use the same password for multiple accounts
  • User paraphrases instead of a single word for your password (read more below)
  • Use Shift's Password Management feature so you don't need to worry about manually typing in and remembering all your complex passwords

Did you know that one of the most common passwords in the world in 2020 was 123456? If that is your password, you may want to consider changing it to something more complex!


Using paraphrases to create a strong password

A passphrase is a sequence of words and text that is normally longer than a standard password to make it harder for hackers to guess. Strong passphrases contain random words and letters in a unique string to make it extremely difficult to guess. An example of this would be Alice_In_Wonderland2020!


  1. Difficult to guess

  2. Easy for you to remember 

  3. 17 characters long composed of numbers, letters, and characters
  4. Includes uppercase and lowercase letters

Through the use of Shift’s Password Manager, these strong passphrases will be protected and stored in your password manager right inside of Shift. You will not need to type this password if you utilize the auto-fill feature. 
















Tip: update your passwords frequently from right inside of your password manager in Shift. 

What's next?

Learn about how to import your passwords from your browser into Shift here.


Learn more about Password Management in Shift here.


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Reach out to our support team here.

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