How many characters is your longest account password?
14. But most of them are 10-12.
Now go try to figure out what account that belongs to!
One of my accounts enforces a mandatory minimum 14 characters, mixed case, at least one numeral & at least one symbol.
And forces you to change it every 60 days - no more than 6 characters can match any of your previous 12 passwords.
Everything I use has the most ridiculous requirements. Uppercase, lowercase, numbers, special characters, no repeating characters AND change it every 90 days. What a mess.
I use 1Password, so the sky's the limit! I don't know most of my passwords, but most are more than 8 characters.
SplashID here. I was using it back in the '90s on my Palm Pilot before 1Password ever existed. Looks like a very similar feature set.
Everyone needs to read this.
I totally do this.
Of course you do. I do, too. 😉
Much more than eight but I have a little trick to memorize it with no problems: A sentence written together and a number that means something. Brute force at least hardly will crack theeaglehaslandedcopythat2578.
If that were my sentence... I word use Tehlct2578 instead...
Yellow's is more secure
Yellow's is easier to brute force by several orders of magnitude.
See my link above. Just because something is easy to remember doesn't mean it's weaker.
No the more digits means it's safer
Usually. Depends on what/who is trying to crack the password
Ok so, T3h1ct2578.
Common word substitution or sentence structure is fine but you want avoid the human element too. The substitution of numbers symbols are of the norm now. So it would be easier for human vs algorithmic hacks.
Really, unrelated words work well. Maj's link is a fun read, but correcthorsestaple is long enough for brute force to be slow, and defeats the human hacker pretty easily, too.