I don't see a purpose in going overboard with a huge password you can't remember, but it's all up to you. Add some numbers and what not. For financial and very important administration accounts, then yes, I would have a password that requires you to write it down. Basically, it's up to you ;) I'm sure you know what's dumb (ie: 12356) and what's not.
This is the most retarted question ever, but I just have to ask it. Does any one have any good suggestions for passwords? I need some passwords for email accounts, among other things.
if its to senistive or stuff you need to keep secure, you should always use words that dont always relate to you, for example if you support the la lakers, you could try using the torronto maple leafs - perhaps with the midsection of your phone number at the end! :lol:
I like to use mnemonics, replacing numbers with letters, and then I'll add punctuation for it. The only thing is, though, once you publish a password, it becomes a poor choice for a password.
For instance, I could take the phrase "DaniWeb is a great forum!" and make it into a password:
That's a pretty nice long password, it's easy enough to remember if you can remember the phrase you based it off of, and the addition of punctuation makes it that much harder to crack.
...Of course, like I mentioned, I wouldn't ever consider using this as a password, now. Spiders crawl the web, and they make dictionaries out of words to use for brute-force cracking. So, pick something like my example, and don't tell ANYONE!