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    Lightbulb The best method for choosing passwords

    The single best method for generating passwords is to do the following:

    Make up a sentence you can easily remember. Some examples:

    I have two kids: Jack and Jill.
    I like to eat Dave & Andy's ice cream.
    No, the capital of Wisconsin isn't Cheeseopolis!

    Now take the first letter of every word in the sentence, and include the punctuation. You can throw in extra punctuation, or turn numbers into digits for variety. The above sentences would become:


    As you can see, the passwords generated by this method can be fairly secure, but are easy to remember if the sentence you pick is one that is easy for you to remember.

    Nice read at How to choose good passwords - CMU/SCS Computing Facilities

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    but folks could not memorize the password easily, if the two more peculiar punctuation is there.

    Good Thought :-)

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