I'll keep this brief today -- just a comic and a quick comment...and yes, the license for this comic allows me to hot link to it. Click to see it bigger:

Rather than choosing completely random combinations of words, a strategy to make passwords easy to remember is to choose words that mean something together to you, but wouldn't to anyone else. For example:

  • Pick a place, something you saw there, and who you saw it with.
  • Pick a gift you've received, who gave it to you, and what the occasion was.

A few examples of passwords I could create using these methods include "yellowstone bald eagle nicci", "amazon kindle carlos christmas" and "itunes card nicci fathers day".

Definitely easier to remember than "correct horse battery staple".