Based on the idea of an easy to remember password, start by finding things you are familiar with, but not obvious (or available) to others. A few thoughts:
- Former addresses. (Home, business, even friends)
- Former phone numbers
- Former employers
- Favorite companies
- Favorite brands, or tag lines of brands
- Bible Verses can be great passwords
- Consider your earliest childhood memory that you haven’t shared with anyone else?
- Now, mix, match, scramble. Don’t worry too much about obfuscating
- 1234 Main Street, Podunk, GA 30123
- Turner Broadcasting
- Just do it
- 2 Peter 2:1
From the above, it would be easy to generate:
* Note bias for numbers before letters. Most password attacks do what people do — put numbers after words. Reverse it to raise the level of difficulty. At least for a while.
Can you create a “core” password using this type of process? Something easy for you to remember without ever writing down? Bet you can!
Last Updated: 9/30/2014
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