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3 easy ways to create ridiculous passwords

Posted 08-17-2010 at 08:12 PM by sag47
Updated 08-17-2010 at 10:40 PM by sag47
Tags security

A password can be easy to create if you use the right devices to remember it.

Method number 1: use a sentence
For example your password could be a sentence:
Code:
Ilovemydogfoofie
Dictionary attacks only work if your password is a single word. For that previous password a dictionary attack wouldn't work so a cracker would either have to resort to rainbow tables or brute force.

Method number 2: start and end all passwords with the same sequence.
For instance I always start certain passwords with a capital letter. I also start it with %123 and end it with a #.
So here's 3 insecure passwords:
Code:
fartsauce
happiness
poopy
And here's 3 passwords which are very secure:
Code:
%123Fartsauce#
%123Happiness#
%123Poopy#
You can also put them all together and have a super secure password uncrackable with AES-256
Code:
%123Fartsauce#%123Happiness#%123Poopy#
I mix and match and add to passwords like that all the time. So I can have ridiculously long passwords but they're all using passwords I already know and commonly use.

The only thing to remember is the %123 and the #. Words are easy.

Method number 3: draw shapes on your keyboard.
Here's a password which is pretty wild yet when you look at the keyboard it's so easy to remember. And all you have to do is count in your head 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4. Just type the characters with your left index finger and middle finger. Kind of like playing the piano.

Code:
1q2w3e4r!Q@W#E$R
All I did was type 1q2w3e4r and then I held the shift key and typed 1q2w3e4r. A very simple combination when you put it graphically but when put into a linear context on the screen it looks overly complicated to remember and even harder to crack.

Mix and match.
You could also apply method #2 with method #3 and make it look even more confusing but easy for you in your head .
Code:
%1231q2w3e4r!Q@W#E$R#
Or use method #1 with method #2.
Code:
%123Ilovemydogfoofie#
Those are just 3 easy ways to create ridiculously crazy passwords
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