Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Remembering passwords, part of Improving Your Memory.
- Strong passwords have a combination of upper and lowercase letters along with numbers and special characters but most people avoid creating tough passwords because they can be difficult to remember. This video will show you a simple way to create a strong password that can be easily remembered. Here's how the strategy works, you come up with a short phrase that you can easily remember let's take the following phrase, "Hi! My name is Paul, and I am 30 years old. "Can you remember this phrase?" From this short phrase we generate the following password.
At first glance this might not make any sense but there's a method to the madness. All you're doing is taking the first letter of each word and also including punction while also making sure that you're case sensitive. So again the phrase was, "Hi! My name is Paul, "and I am 30 years old. "Can you remember this phrase?" We take the capital H from the word "Hi", the !, the capital M, the lowercase , i, uppercase P, a, and the capital I.
Then we take the a from "am", 3 from the number 30 the y from "years" and the o from "old". We take the . from the end of the sentence and then continue with the next sentence. Capital C, lowercase y, r, t, p, and the ? at the end. So we end up with a very secure password that looks like this. But all we need to remember is the phrase, "Hi! My name is Paul, and I am 30 years old.
"Can you remember this phrase?" Try coming up with your own phrase right now. See if you can replicate what we just did here. I'm sure you'll find it to be pretty easy to not only create but also remember a password that is very strong and secure.
- Memory principles that work
- Taking notes
- Using songs and rhyming techniques to remember details
- Building a "memory palace"
- Remembering names and passwords
- Memorizing long texts and speeches