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I just have a phrase as a password and I work numbers into it depending on how important the info behind it is. The number 1 works well in the place of an i and the number 3 works well in the place of e, 7 in place of a t.....you get the idea. It makes it really easy to remember.
    
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Yeah, just gotta do some leet/1337 PWing.
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The best passwords are not words at all. Random jumbles of letters, numbers and punctuation are the toughest to crack. There are programs out there that will try every word in a dictionary and anything that sounds like a word to crack passwords, so if the password can be pronounced, its more crackable. I use the Set Master Password function in firefox just to make my passwords. You type in a password and it tells you how secure it is. There are other programs that do this too. Usually they're tough to remember though, so you have to decide how secure the it needs to be. No one will be trying to hack your overclock.net account, but your bank account is a better target.
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The best passwords are not words at all. Random jumbles of letters, numbers and punctuation are the toughest to crack. There are programs out there that will try every word in a dictionary and anything that sounds like a word to crack passwords, so if the password can be pronounced, its more crackable. I use the Set Master Password function in firefox just to make my passwords. You type in a password and it tells you how secure it is. There are other programs that do this too. Usually they're tough to remember though, so you have to decide how secure the it needs to be. No one will be trying to hack your overclock.net account, but your bank account is a better target.

there is an extension on Firefox called Password Maker

In Firefox go to >Tools >Extensions >Get more extensions>Click on Password Maker

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One Password To Rule Them All! If you're like most people, you have a few passwords that you use over and over again on many different websites. You know this isn't secure, but you do it anyway. Why? Because it's difficult to remember a unique password for each and every web site that requires one. PasswordMaker manages all your online accounts using either new, uncrackable passwords it creates, or your existing passwords. It even automatically populates webforms for one-click login. Moreover, passwords aren't stored anywhere--they are calculated over and over again as they're needed--so there's nothing to be lost, hacked, or stolen!
Maybe try that out.
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Also advanced characters such as ø or Þ are nearly impossible to crack
    
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I didn't know you could use characters other than letters and numbers for PWs. That's good to know.
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ya just like snerp said...and stepsascend... u just gotta try and fool the cracking software when it comes to keeping important info safe...
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