Secure passwords that are already written down

Secure passwords that are already written down

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I tell people to use something printed in their offices -- like a support sticker that has CPU or monitor serial numbers on it, usually a cryptic combination of numbers and letters. If you make sure to capitalize one of the letters, you have a good password using numbers, as well as lower and uppercase letters that means absolutely nothing.

Registration codes for software works well also.

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This was first published in September 2001

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