Simple Technique for Strong Passwords


This is a short and simple blog post that solves a modern challenge. It is important to have strong passwords for our many accounts. These passwords should include a mix of upper and lower case characters, numbers and special characters.

The password should not be any meaningful string either. Spouse names, cities or super hero's should not be used. for example 1r0nman! is not a good password.

It is also important to never record our passwords anywhere. Is someone sees our list, the know our password.

So how can we remember complex passwords that have no meaning without writing them down? I recently have started using a phrase as the basis for my passwords that I will not forget. I use the first letter of each word in the phrase for the password. For example:

I love to walk in the woods and look at the birds

This becomes:


This gives us a strong password that people are unlikely to guess.