We don’t really often think about how strong our passwords really are. In fact, most of us probably have very common passwords that we repeat across various websites and applications. This is a big problem because that puts all our sensitive information at risk. We choose weak passwords because they are easy to remember. But there is a special kind of password that is both strong and easy to remember – song lyrics.
Drop the weak passwords
I understand. Creating a weak password is easy for you. It takes less effort to remember, less time to key in and it has more meaning to you. But, think about all the money in your bank account, all the messages you have sent to friends and family or all images stored in your cell phone. At any moment, a hacker might be able to access all of that. You don’t have to be a high government official or a celebrity to be a victim of a hack. Anyone is vulnerable. The only way to keep a lot of your privacy intact and your information secure is to create a password to protect it. However, weak passwords are hardly any protection at all.
So, why song lyrics?
Song lyrics are almost always strong passwords because they are long sentences that hackers don’t have pre-stored in password tables and computers would take a really really long time to generate. They are also easy to remember and they have special meaning to us. If your password was “I think ya better call Tyrone” from Erykah Badu’s hit song Tyrone” then I could guarantee a strong password that is both easy to remember and meaningful.
Passwords need to be strong, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring, tough to remember and meaningless. That’s why song lyrics are the best possible passwords.