Passwords with symbols and numbers

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To keep users from writing down their passwords, I've always tried to incorporate numbers and symbols in passwords. If they want to keep it simple, then use a favorite name or whatever, just substitute a letter for a number. For example, Steve would come out as St3v3. Or, happiness would look like this: h@pp1n3ss. This is easier for the users to remember, and it's worked fairly well.

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This was first published in October 2001

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