Create effective passwords

Strategies for computer-based systems

From the developerWorks archives

Rob Shimonski

Date archived: September 6, 2016 | First published: September 01, 2002

Passwords. These days it seems that everyone has five to 10 of these annoying creatures where a few years ago most people had maybe one or two. Today, having up to 10 passwords at a time is often the norm and it's not going to get any easier to manage them. This article looks at password usage: why it's a problem and what you can do about it. It introduces a simple system for creating secure and easy-to-remember passwords.

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