If you don’t have letters and numbers in your password, you are an idiot

Mr Scratch

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Won't even bother reading the article.

Password length > password complexity

Use passwords easy to remember and difficult for computers to guess, not the other way around.

Password reuse is just plain moronic.
 

DrJohnZoidberg

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I just have LastPass generate 24 character strings (if the site allows ones that long).
 

kianm

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I think non English words are also good, eliminates a chunk of dictionary attacks
 

koeks525

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Letters, numbers and special characters work for me. I can't remember complex auto-generated passwords :(
 

Johnatan56

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NeeBaasMoenieMySlaanNieNoBossDontHitMe

Boom try your luck computer.

Won't work well, they're logically following words and it's not difficult/common to use multiple dictionaries. That possibility thing doesn't mean much as it's based on number of letters only (at least I think it is).
 

Thor

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128 QUATTUORDECILLION YEARS
That is what the internet says how long it will take to break that password.
Won't work well, they're logically following words and it's not difficult/common to use multiple dictionaries. That possibility thing doesn't mean much as it's based on number of letters only (at least I think it is).
 

HavocXphere

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Won't even bother reading the article.

Password length > password complexity

Use passwords easy to remember and difficult for computers to guess, not the other way around.

Password reuse is just plain moronic.
Until you encounter a "password may not be longer than 10 chars" website...
 

Mr Scratch

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Until you encounter a "password may not be longer than 10 chars" website...

That website is probably one you don't care about, and adjusting your password (you REALLY should use a password manager) isn't too difficult.
 
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