Use Multiple Large Words as Passwords to Boost Spelling and Security

Two of the biggest problems with passwords is how hard it is to make a secure one and how difficult those are to remember. Solve both problems by using an assortment of vocabulary words to learn.

We’ve always argued that the most secure password is one you don’t even know, and is basically incomprehensible. Security expert Thomas… Read…

As we (and xkcd) have discussed before, longer, multi-word passwords are harder to crack than short ones with a bunch of random characters in them. Since you’re already in the neighborhood, you may as well exercise your spelling skills at the same time by choosing some miscellaneous hard-to-spell words. This way, you’ll get in the rhythm of typing them correctly. If you’re looking for a few, here’s one of the many lists of commonly misspelled words the internet has to offer.

Of course, the one downside to this is that some places have character limits for passwords or even require short lengths and extra characters. In many cases there’s nothing you can do about that, though an email to the company asking for more complex password options couldn’t hurt.

via Use Multiple Large Words as Passwords to Boost Spelling and Security.

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I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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