Memorizing passwords

18 Feb

This Popular Science article lists some of worlds worst computer passwords:

“Last fall, hackers leaked 10 million email passwords on a Russian Bitcoin forum. Bogdan Calin, the chief technology officer for Web security firm Acunetix, sifted through the data and found almost 50,000 Gmail accounts with the same password: 123456. In fact, strings of consecutive numbers comprised half of the top 10 most common codes.”

One of the reasons people use terrible passwords is that good ones are hard to memorize. A useful technique to help you remember your passwords is the Dominic mnemonic system, described in detail in my book. But go here for a good summary.

Here is a video of Dominic O’Brien on memory:



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