Sept. 1, 2012
If you want a password that you can remember easily, but which is close to unbreakable, here is a secret.
Forget about symbols, such as @#$%^, which you will forget. Forget about mixtures of upper case and lower case. KISS: keep it simple.
But aren't simple passwords more easily broken? Yes, but only because they are short.
Pick a phrase or the lyrics of a song. Then pick the first letter of each word. Then add five periods, like this ..... or five forward slashes, like this /////.
It is easy to remember five periods or five forward slashes. But this will add so many characters that code-breaking software will bog down.
I was given this tip by a computer wizard who has helped me solve computer problems for years. Its simplicity impressed me.