The CyberNet News blog posts an interesting take on creating secure passwords you can actually remember, or at least remember how to retrieve—by posting a favourite web site, or an MP3 file, into an MD5 hash generator.
CyberNet splits up the method into two different takes, both utilizing the MD5 codes normally used to verify a downloaded file's integrity. Entering a favourite, or, more securely, strange and unique web site into an online MD5 hash generator gives you a seriously long string of characters, uniquely linked to that URL. Grab the first eight characters from the string, and you've got a fairly unique password to use. Using this method for every site isn't advisable, though, as anyone who figures out your methodology can grab all your passwords. Combine it with a unique suffix, though, and you've got a system that only mind-readers could really crack.
A second technique uses the same MD5 hash characters, but uses an MP3 file as its unique generator. Assuming very few people know of your secret love for Starship, it's also a fairly safe way to get a secure password, but also have a backup means of retrieving it. Hit the link for details and step-by-step tips on both methods.
How to Remember Secure Passwords Without Writing Them Down [CyberNet News]