Password Tips

After having read many articles with password tips, I’ve come to the conclusion that painfully few are aware of the painfully obvious.

So here goes!
First order of business: Forget about the password, start thinking of the pass phrase. Like it or not, a short sentence can easily be more secure than a complex password. Example 1: Randomly generated password: “Tda,%Bn&x+in”. This has an entropy of 12 upper/lower-case characters, numbers and special signs. It’s also pretty much impossible to remember.
Example 2: “I huggled an owl while sitting in a tree!” has an entropy of 41 lower/upper-case characters and special signs.

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