We’re all guilty of it. You’re creating a new account and are prompted to enter a password. You’ve heard about the rapidly increasing frequency of data breaches (and, interestingly, breaches of smaller accounts and systems). You’ve been told numerous times that you need to come up with a secure password, but what is secure? How will I remember my passwords?
Instead of answering these questions, you do what you’ve always done. You enter a password you’ve been using since you first started using the internet. Even worse, it probably has something like your birth date and kid’s name. You probably even have slight variations of this password for those sites with pesky additional requirements on their passwords.
I will provide you with some methods that will get you to a more secure password, without the hassle of memorizing all these different passwords. But first, here are a few tips that you should follow no matter which method you choose, or whether you choose to follow one or not.