How to invent and remeber long and complex passwords
In this article, I’ll explain how to create long and complicated passwords that are easy to remember.
Thanks to this memorization technique, changing your password will no longer be a problem.
And with a little practice you will get better and better.
The day of the password change has arrived!
We IT managers know how much you hate changing your password. That of the computer, or of the e-mail account for example.
Yes, that password that was perfect for you. You had chosen it so simple to remember, so familiar, and that you used it for all accounts in the office and in private life.
Then then the IT manager comes and tells you that the password can’t be simple, it can’t be short, and it must contain uppercase, lowercase, numbers and special characters like this:
So today I’m going to teach you a technique to easily invent and remember a long and complicated password.
Well, the trick is really simple: come up with a meaningful sentence, which represents the moment you are living.
It can refer to one side of the business or private life.
I’ll give you a practical example: suppose you have recently decided to quit smoking.
This fact is so important and impacting on your life that it can be used to generate a meaningful sentence, a powerful sentence that you can remember well and for a long time, and from which you will generate your new password. Let’s see how.
The sentence can be: “I STOP SMOKING”.
Now, extract only the first letter of each word from this sentence:
I STOP SMOKING
Hai i primi tre caratteri della password:
Then add numbers, the day and month you decided to quit smoking.
You have already obtained a 7-character password
But we can do better!
Delimits and separates numbers from special characters.
For example like this:
you already have a password of 10 characters ….. but we can do even better!
This time you are truly convinced that you will be able to quit smoking.
And then add the sentence: “FOR REAL” or rather add only a few characters of the sentence, which remind you of the meaning of those words:
Siamo a 13 caratteri!
An exclamation point at the end, well it fits, right?
We are 14 characters!
Finally, to make the password conform to the standards you decide by alternating upper and lower case characters. For example, alternate an uppercase and lowercase character, and here is your new password:
We arrived at 14 characters, without too much effort!
And if you think about the sentence that motivated the creation of this password, it is easy to memorize it, or to derive it by reasoning.
Obviously this is just an example, but it makes you understand how to apply the technique to find a thousand other phrases.
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