Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 10th Nov 2012 07:28 UTC
Bugs & Viruses If you want to ensure you have adequate passwords but don't have the time or interest to study the topic, there's a useful basic article on how to devise strong passwords over at the NY Times. It summarizes key points in 9 simple rules of thumb. Also see the follow-up article for useful reader feedback. Stay safe!
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make 'm long
by cobbaut on Sat 10th Nov 2012 09:12 UTC
cobbaut
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2005-10-23

Pick a couple of words, at least one of them in your local dialect (to avoid dictionary attacks) and stick them together with numbers like this:

Coca300ColaInEmpireStrikesBack (imagine Luke drinking 300 cans of Coke)

Or make a phrase that you can easily remember:

IWant14XtraVacationDaysAfterEaster
YesINEED3cupsofcoffeeEVERYsingleday

..don't forget to insert at least one word in your local dialect.

Os use http://xkcd.com/936/

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