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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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sat 10th Nov 2012 10:13 UTC
Luminair
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2007-03-30

those stories are pretty crappy. way to confuse people so they dont improve their passwords

all you need to know is you should have a passphrase. the details of password security are irrelevant. the solution is passphrase. it is not maximum protection, but it is good enough and better than what people already use.

example:

compactdisksareOLD!
dogseatpoopbutIdont
wheninromehavesexwithromangirls

passphrase. its whats for dinner. (passphraseitswhatsfordinner)

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