If you read the title of this post and think I’m crazy, you’re probably right. On the other hand, most people seem to be saying this by their actions. How many times have you been in an office and seen passwords attached to monitors on sticky notes? How about people who use the password “password”?
We’ve all read stories about using strong passwords and how easy it is to guess people’s passwords. The fatal flaw in the system is that we need something that isn’t obvious, but something that we can remember. Some of the simplest methods of creating a more complex password is to use upper and lower case alphanumerics plus a symbol.
There is a great site that can help you understand this. Go to http://howsecureismypassword.net/ and type in combinations of letters, numbers and symbols to see what it tells you. This is not a foolproof method of choosing a password, but it will give you a good idea of what is secure and what’s not.