Tip for creating complex PASSWORDS

Published: 11/15/22 (Tue)

Here’s a tip for creating a password that has length, complexity, and isn’t too hard to remember.

Pick a favorite movie quote, line from a book, or song lyric and take the first letter of each word. Substitute numbers and symbols where appropriate to meet the password requirements.

Perhaps you’re a baseball fan. The first two lines of the classic baseball song Take Me Out to the Ballgame are:

Take me out to the ballgame, Take me out with the crowd

Take the first letter of each word, with one obvious substitution: Tmo2tb,Tmowtc

That’s 13 characters long, mixed case, with numbers and symbols. It looks pretty random and would be hard to guess.

You can do the same thing with any quote, lyric, or line if it’s long enough. You just have to remember what quote or lyric you used for that account, and say it back to yourself in your head as you type.

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