On Password Complexity

This was a great article that covers why password complexity isn’t necessarily the secret to security: http://www.baekdal.com/tips/password-security-usability

He covers why you’re better off using a password you can remember than a complex password. This is of particular note for IT folks who’ve noticed passwords on sticky notes (as I have — or even written on the monitor itself!).

I admit I sleep a bit better at night knowing my passwords are both diverse and complex.  As covered by this Lifehacker article, there are a bunch of great ways to think about security.

Know any good guides or strategies to passwords?  Share them in the comments.

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Jeremy Vyska Jeremy is a technology enthusiast and often plays the part of “wise old man” to his friends and peers.