I highly recommend organizing your online accounts into categories. (If you need a refresher, here’s my original post.)
For sites which fall into categories 8 – 11, it is okay for your passwords to be similar to one another. However, they should each have at least 3 unique characters and be no shorter than 8 characters long. It is only for websites in these categories that I would advocate using the method outlined below.
This method uses a number mapping schema. Read the rest of this entry »