One tip is to use a different password for each website. What I do is have one “root” password and append a few characters to make it unique to that site. Let’s say my main password is ThtfTftm!?7566. Then my password for Ebay would be ThtfTftm!?7566eb. My password for Citibank would be ThtfTftm!?7566cb.
Another solution is to use a password service such as www.lastpass.com. I’ve been using this, and I must admit I’m hooked. And it’s free.
Another Password Joke
WINDOWS: Please enter your new password.
WINDOWS: Sorry, the password must be more than 8 characters.
USER: boiled cabbage
WINDOWS: Sorry, the password must contain 1 numerical character.
USER: 1 boiled cabbage
WINDOWS: Sorry, the password cannot have blank spaces.
WINDOWS: Sorry, the password must contain at least one upper case character.
WINDOWS: Sorry, the password cannot use more than one upper case character consecutively.
USER: 50BloodyBoiledCabbagesShovedUpYourAssIfYouDon’tGiv eMeAccessNow!
WINDOWS: Sorry, the password cannot contain punctuation.
USER: ReallyPissedOff50BloodyBoiledCabbagesShovedUpYourA ssIfYouDontGiveMeAccessNow
WINDOWS: Sorry, that password is already in use.