An Easy Way To Create Strong but Memorable Passwords
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Make sure you don't make the mistake of using the same password for everything. And never use easy-to-guess passwords especially for online banking or other financial sites. A good rule-of-thumb is never to use a word that is in the dictionary, your birth date, your phone number, or your first or last name and a number. These types of passwords are very easy for a hacker to guess and with a password cracker it would only take a few seconds to try hundreds of thousands of password combinations to break your account.

Here's a tip that can help you to create a nearly unbreakable password while still being easy for you to remember (memorable). Take a line from a favorite poem or a favorite saying and use the first letter of each word of the line. For example, one of my favorite poems is "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost and my favorite line from that poem is: "The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep." Using the first letter of each word of that line twalddbihptk I can create a strong, password. And, I can easily remember what it is, because it's from my favorite poem and my favorite line from that poem. My password hint might be "frost" or "robert" or "snowy". If I had forgotten my password that hint would jog my memory. Although this password twalddbihptk contains no numbers or symbols, it is a strong password because it contains twelve (apparently) random characters and would be very difficult for anyone to guess.


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