Got passwords? Of course. Dave Farrington explains the password conundrum.
The whole secure password problem was so convoluted for most people that they chose instead a generation of easy to hack and crack passwords which were more convenient but less secure, and that spawned a whole generation of security problems
In other words, you’re doing it wrong with a complicated password. There’s a better way. Barbara Marie Brannan explains:
Those kinds of passwords are difficult to remember. Put bre7E$ret98:!aZ into Password Checker Online and it gets an Excellent evaluation and a Strength at 99-percent. But it’s also impossible for most of us to remember the password, and since reusing a password is bad practice, we need many such complicated passwords, hence we need password managers.
I use three. The How-To-Geek has a better way.
Maybe you can find it easy to remember a sentence like “The first house I ever lived in was 613 Fake Street. Rent was $400 per month.” You can then turn that into a password by using the first digits of each word, so your password would become TfhIeliw613FS.Rw$4pm. This is a strong password at 21 digits. Sure, a true random password might include a few more numbers and symbols and upper-case letters scrambled around, but it’s not bad at all. You just need to remember two simple sentences, so it’s easy to remember.