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.
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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.