We should all have passwords like this:
Or, for those living in reality, just try not to use the same password multiple times. I have also come up with a way to make simple passwords, while making them difficult to figure out. Let’s say you love dogs, so you might thing about having your password be “dog”. Instead of making a password that looks like[quote]iLikeDogs123TheyAreTheBest848974, you can instead run the word “dog” through a checksum generator. The CRC32sum of “dog” is “1ce2272b”, which would make a fairly decent password. If you’re worried about forgetting what your password is, simply write down the word “dog” somewhere. Then you can simply look up the CRC32sum of “dog”, and get your password. If someone else finds out that you wrote the word “dog”, they will simply enter “dog” as the password, which of course won’t work. Hopefully, they will then conclude the password has been changed, and give up. If the website requires a combination of upper and lower case letters, try something like “[B]dO[/B]1ce2772b[B]g[/B]”. Notice how I included the letters that spell the word “dog”? That should be much easier to remember than “Afjic.9~49^7dneoidEN73”, or whatever.
For GNU/Linux users out there, you can find the CRC32sum of “dog”, or any other phrase by typing
echo dog | crc32 /dev/stdin
into a terminal. I’m sure there are also other means of getting CRC32sums for GNU/Linux or any other system, but that’s what works for me.