The common sense approach to passwords is to never write them down.
Using the same password for everything, because it’s easy to remember, is not a good idea either. Passwords of 16 characters and above, made up of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and special symbols give you the best protection. Each one of your online accounts should have a uniquely generated !p@a#s$s%w^o&r*d(_:).
Password managers, tiny vaults of digital information, allow you to have one master password combination that gains you access to all of your stored credentials. KeePass, an Open Source application open to scrutiny, is one such password safe. With web browser integration, it’s an unzip and run solution that sits nicely on a USB drive.
I was brain-dead, locked out, numb, not up to speed
I thought I’d pegged you an idiot’s dream
Tunnel vision from the outsider’s screen