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How to Create Secure Passwords That Aren’t Impossible to Type

How do you create a strong password? Easy: You mash your keyboard for a few seconds until you have a 50-character hunk of gibberish, then you copy and paste that into a password manager so you don’t have to actually remember what it is.

There are other tricks for creating strong passwords, but there are only two rules you really have to remember: make it long and make it difficult to guess (or brute-force). “mycatiscute” is a bad password. “Sj12#8)23&$k51*as.x*3rffalwo@74d*23″ is probably a good password. (Please don’t steal that one.)