We love a strong password management solution, but if you prefer to keep your passwords in your head, you can do so without picking weak passwords or using the same password at every site. Here’s how.
The video above—sort of a PSA from the folks at Mozilla—outlines a password methodology we first highlighted back in 2006. You can read our guide here, but the video offers a nice walkthrough of the process that doesn’t involve all that pesky reading.
With today’s tools, I’d argue that most of us are better off knowing one secure master password (created, perhaps, using an easy-to-remember technique like this one) that provides access to secure, computer-generated and managed passwords (that we don’t even know) for every site. It may sound daunting that you wouldn’t know your own passwords, but it’s certainly your most secure option (provided you trust the security and encryption of the software you’re using), and with an easy, any-OS password solution like LastPass, it’s easy to setup and use. Whatever your preference, the password method above is a million times better than 123456.