A simple but effective tip a friend shared the other day, based on advice from a cybersecurity event:
- Think of a line from your favourite song. For example, ‘love will tear us apart again’ (a particular favourite of mine from Joy Division – but not the one I chose;-)
- Add a punctuation mark e.g. ! or ?
- In brackets/parentheses, write the name of the application that the password is for (e.g. (Google)
And your new, highly memorable password is: lwtuaa!(Gmail)
For each application, just change the word in brackets: lwtuaa!(Jing)……..lwtuaa!(Diigo)……etc.
Just remember not to start singing out loud…
[Image source: ‘Silence’ – Sergio Béjar]