I Suck At Passwords And You Should Too

by Elliot Christenson on November 29, 2016 - 6:35pm

I suck at passwords. I'm extra-super-bad at coming up with new, unique passwords. Maybe you're awesome at it! While that is great, it's probably not good enough. My "password sucking" forced me to long ago look for solutions!

Don't get me wrong, I think we've all learned to adapt to the explosion of the password needs that we all encounter on a daily basis. We do the best we can. There are simply a lot of sites, a lot of rules, and an even greater risk due to our connected lives - of getting it wrong!

If you're reading this, you likely know better of course are going to pick simple passwords:

  • football
  • baseball
  • sunshine
  • rainbow
  • qwertyui

You may not believe it, but statistically, you know someone who is using one of those passwords right now! So even if you're a password researcher, maybe share some of the thoughts below with others.

More advanced users even attempt to outsmart the hackers with "clever" simple passwords:

Statistically, you probably know someone with one of those passwords as well!

With the aforementioned explosion, maybe you picked a "personal password system" like those mentioned in articles like this:

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-ways-to-make-up-passwords-that-are-both-secure-memorable/

To varying degrees, these techniques have all worked in the past. But they require being "good" at passwords!

What if I told you there was a way you could make much more secure passwords (even than those techniques) while still sucking at passwords? Read more to find out how!