Q: We have to change our work passwords every few months and I am running out of ways to make strong passwords I can remember. Any helpful tips or tricks?

 

A: One of the best tricks to making a password easy to remember and hard to guess is to make up your own simple formula. For example, use the first letters from a familiar song or book and mix them with other familiar numbers. Use your imagination. It’s quite simple, can even be fun and is very secure.

C1O2M3P4A5N6Y7

(COMPANY with numbers)

mmwbim1929

(My Mom was Born in Michigan, 1929)

s*o*t*r*##

(Somewhere Over the Rainbow)

wanegbtTS2012

(We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Taylor Swift, 2012)

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