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A Handy Method for Creating a Secure Password (that you can remember!)

Creating a Secure PasswordPasswords have become an unavoidable part of life. We use them at work, at home, to check our email, to sign on to social networks, to check our bank statements. Passwords are ubiquitous in modern life.

How are we supposed to keep track of all these combinations?

Luckily, there are methods for creating secure passwords that are easy to remember, and today we’d like to share one of those methods with you.

The “Make Up a Sentence” Method

We’ll call this method the “Make Up a Sentence” method. This is one of the best methods we have found for creating secure passwords that are easy to remember. All you’ll need to do is make up a sentence that you can easily remember.

Some examples:

  • I eat two things: cheeseburgers and fries.
  • My dog’s name is scooter.
  • Stay off of my computer, John!

Now take the first letter of every word in the sentence as well as the punctuation to create your new password. Don’t forget to capitalize the appropriate letters. You can also change numbers into digits for variety.

Using the examples from above, we get:

  • Ie2t:caf.
  • Md’nis.
  • Soomc,j!

As you can see from these examples, this method can generate some pretty secure passwords, as long as you don’t choose a sentence that’s too obvious.

Please don’t use any of the above sentences to create your password!

We hope you have found this method for creating a secure password helpful. Keeping our clients’ computers safe and secure is what we do. For more suggestions, fill out our Free Network Audit request form.

We provide managed IT services for businesses and organizations in New Jersey, and we’d be happy to lend your business a hand.