Most likely you use the same login and password multiple places. That is where this becomes a big issue. For example, if you use the same login and password for an account with that ability to make purchases, like Amazon, someone could have lots of fun.
First, I strongly encourage using a password tool like LastPass or check out http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407168,00.asp
Also you could add a prefix to your passwords identifying the site or store. If my favorite password is B0bby1955 then I would add -A (B0bby1955-A) for Amazon; -S (B0bby1955-S) for SamsCub.
This isn’t full proof and I strongly recommend stronger passwords, but it is at least a system that makes your passwords unique so the same password does not work everywhere.
Bible verses make good passwords. Romans8:1, you can use your own abbreviation for the book, add a date
Jul2016Rom8:1. If you have to change it in 90 days it become Oct2016Rom8:1. This has it all, Uppercase, lower case, number and special character and easy to remember.
Create a strong password
- Strong passwords help prevent unauthorized people from accessing files, programs, and other resources, and should be difficult to guess or crack. A good password:
- Is at least eight characters long
- Doesn’t contain your user name, real name, or company name
- Doesn’t contain a complete word
- Is significantly different from previous passwords
- Contains uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols
Some additional password suggestions.