Blogger danah boyd's sick of dumb password retrieval security questions on web site registration forms, so she uses a pattern to create (and remember) her answers. boyd writes:
The basic structure is:
[Snarky Bad Attitude Phrase]+ [Core Noun Phrase]+ [Unique Word]
Although these are not my actual phrases, let's map them for example:
- Snarky Bad Attitude Phrase = StupidQuestion
- Unique Word = Booyah
Thus, when I'm asked the following question: What is your favourite sports team?
My answer would be: StupidQuestion SportsTeam Booyah
Love this idea; the same type of patterning works for choosing memorable—but always different—passwords, too.