About 15 or so years ago, the recommendation for a password was to use a combination of letters and numbers (and maybe symbols, but back then not everything would accept symbols). And of course you have to use a different password for every place you needed one.
I read a blog back then which helped come up with a way of doing just that. You created a rule, and when you applied the rule you ended up with a different password, but you didn’t forget them (mostly).
The trouble is (as the image below explains), they now say that isn’t the best password to use.
You need to make them longer, and you don’t have to worry about numbers and symbols so much. The best thing to do is to think of three or four random words and connect them together.
It’s great they can tell us a better way to a secure password, but they obviously have no idea how many passwords I have! The thought of changing them all is a bit of a nightmare.
I wonder if I just added two words to my existing gibberish passwords I would achieve the same thing? I think that would be easier to manage (maybe).
Anyway, it all seems rather overwhelming so I have done nothing, but guilt is starting to override my procrastination.
How up-to-date is your password management?