Here's how to make an unguessable, yet memorable, password

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My friend admitted that he uses his dog's name as his main email password.

Don't use your dog's name as a password. Ditto your middle name spelled backwards or something equally easy to guess.

Instead, think up some phrase that contains both letters and numbers. Here's an example:

I have 37 reasons why Google is my nemesis
Now, just group the 1st character from each word together into a password:

Ih37rwGimn
Easy to remember, quick to type, and secure.

Hopefully, you alread know this trick. If not, now you have no reason not to use a strong password.
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  • Profile picture of the author LeapingHorse
    Good tip - I like it.

    I try not to always use the same password everywhere though, so I'm gonna have a few phrases to remember
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  • Profile picture of the author lipstickchick
    Years ago, when I was a sysadmin for a very large company, I created a password for a supervisor named Barbara who would do things like stand by the front door at 9am and look at her watch as you walked in at 9:01. Her password? BIAB.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
      Invest in roboform password manager that also generates strong passwords for you. Really is worth the small cost when you have 70+ different passwords like I do!!

      Rich
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      • Profile picture of the author Mmfh
        That's a pretty good little tip!

        Thanks very much

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    • Profile picture of the author MJ Sterling
      Originally Posted by lipstickchick View Post

      Years ago, when I was a sysadmin for a very large company, I created a password for a supervisor named Barbara who would do things like stand by the front door at 9am and look at her watch as you walked in at 9:01. Her password? BIAB.
      LOL!

      I actually burst out laughing at that.. although it took me a couple of seconds to get it. Funny stuff man.
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  • Profile picture of the author bettersocial
    nice tip Jay.

    I usually write them down in a little journal. Its not the safest place, but when you have dozens of passwords, memorizing them all can be a bit difficult
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