Password Haystacks: How Well Hidden is Your Needle?  

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... and how well hidden is YOUR needle?
This is an interesting idea from Steve Gibson on how to make secure and easy to remember passwords. There are two parts:
  1. Length is the most important ingredient, so pad a memorable password to a long length with some sort of padding character e.g. dog..........., <<dog>>>>>>>>>, !!!dog_cat!!!! (make sure you use your own style of padding)
  2. Make sure that there is at least one character of each of the following: upper-case letter, lower-case letter, number and special character (!, ., * etc.) e.g. !D0g......


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