but it’s not your fault. The expert who told us how to create good passwords now regrets “much of what I did”.
Good news, though. It’s now easier (and less laborious) to create better passwords. Apparently, rather than a cryptic mix of letters, numbers and symbols you’re better off using a long(ish) phrase that’s easy for you to remember but hard for algorithms to predict.
So, ironically “youllneverguessmyfreakingpassword” is actually a better password the u*8TT74sW!!.
I’ll admit to being a “variations on a theme” single-password kinda guy. Perhaps time to change my ways, although they now recommend not changing your password unless it’s been compromised.
That means at least one part of this handy tip is out of date…
Do you have any tips for creating effective passwords that aren’t impossible to remember? Do you use any of the apps/programs that take care of that for you? Let me know in the comments.
May you long remain unhacked!