Passwords based on events

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Select passwords from past events or experiences. Use the first letter of each word from that event to make an easy to remember, but difficult to break password.

For example, for our first Christmas, I bought my wife "a three-piece set of Corning kitchen cookware." The quoted phrase becomes a password of A3ps@ckc, which has upper case, lower case, a special character and a number. Last Christmas, "I bought my wife a big diamond ring," becomes 1bmw@Bdr.

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This was first published in November 2001

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