Memorable but secure passwords

Choosing a Password Generator

Deciding which password generator to use is no easy task for most of us. Few of us are experts, and sorting through the arguments long enough to develop an informed opinion takes time. I suspect xkcdpass will be tempting, both because of its association with the comic and its deliberate efforts to make the passwords it generates easier to remember. However, cautious users may want to stay with a more traditional approach to passwords, just in case.

In the end, only one thing is certain: The question of how to produce secure passwords is a problem that is not going away in a hurry.

The Author

Bruce Byfield is a computer journalist and a freelance writer and editor specializing in free and open source software. In addition to his writing projects, he also teaches live and e-learning courses. In his spare time, Bruce writes about Northwest coast art (http://brucebyfield.wordpress.com). He is also cofounder of Prentice Pieces, a blog about writing and fantasy at https://prenticepieces.com/.

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