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Use a Memory Trick to Create Passwords that are Hard to Guess

Tip Author: 
Jenna Gustafson
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Words and phrases are fairly simple for an attacker’s program to guess. Interspersing numbers and symbols helps, but seemingly random passwords are best. For example, you can use the phrase “Privacy is very interesting and important to me,” take the first letter from each word, and change the ‘to’ into a ‘2.’ The end result is “piviai2m.” Passwords made this way are extremely difficult to guess, yet the user only needs to remember the original phrase.

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Making Passwords Work Well
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