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The best passwords are easy to remember, hard to break, and changed regularly.  This can be a problem; if a password is too difficult to remember – meaning it meets complexity requirements and is long enough to withstand attempts to crack it – it will likely wind up on a note in your desk drawer or taped to your monitor.

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Arguably, the best advice comes from someone that understands how passwords are cracked; both are explained here.  Come up with a passphrase; once you have something you'll remember, make another that is similar and check how strong the similar password is (never put your password anywhere except when using or saving it to a password manager): this one works through your browser so you won't be uploading your sensitive information anywhere, but it is still a good idea to test one that is different from your real password.  If the similar password is as strong as you want it to be, use the one it mimicked, and remember to change it on occasion (it's not as bad as it sounds).

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