One of the chief problems that everyone has is working with passwords. I can’t make you have fewer passwords, but I do have a system for remembering them better. As long as you like something with words, you can remember any complex password. My favorite source of password are songs. I prefer the choruses of popular songs.
So how do I go from music to passwords? Well, you need to start with taking a line from a song. As an example, lets look at a song every American should know, the US National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner.
Password Source: Oh, say can you see; by the dawn’s early light!
Now, that line alone is about 47 characters from the ‘O’ to the ‘!’. Way too many for your average password system, but it has the right number of words: 10. So lets shorten that lyric down to password length. Just take the first letter of each word, keep the capitalization, and take out the spaces and punctuation.
Basic Password Option:
Now many secure systems insist on 4 things: upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and symbols (
!$+). So lets add a few of these things. You can add them, by substituting the numbers and symbols for similar letters. For example, replace an ‘O’ with a ‘0’ or replace ‘t’ with ‘+’. Don’t forget to add punctuation from your source to the result. Add capitals were it makes sense to you, since there is a pause in the line before the word “by”, I will capitalize that letter.
Secure Password Option: 0$cy$B+d3l!
Now, remember to pick your own songs, poems, or other works of literature for sources. Being very original helps. And now you have some very secure passwords that at least make sense in your head.