The new direction is one that champions less complexity in favor of length. Passwords that once looked like this: [email protected], can now be this: mycatlikesreadinggarfieldinthewashingtonpost. Requiring longer passwords, known as passphrases, usually 16 to 64 characters long, is increasingly seen as a potential escape route from our painful push toward logins that only a cryptographer could love. A series of studies from Carnegie Mellon University confirmed that passphrases are just as good at online security because hacking programs are thrown off by length nearly as easily as randomness. To a computer, poetry or simple sentences can be just as hard to crack. Even better: People are less likely to forget them. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...=hp_hp-cards_hp-card-technology:homepage/card ------------------ About 3 months ago I started using the password manager program/app "LastPass" which requires you to remember one master password and then LastPass generates a random password for each site that you need a password. It's kind of a cool way to do passwords, you only need to remember one password and you don't even know the passwords form the various other sites. For my master password I use the first few words from a favorite Bible Verse along with the chapter and verse. Examples: InTheBeginning11 BeholdIStand320 JesusWept1135 I suppose using the method described in the article one could quote a portion of a verse or even the whole verse.