Pa$$w00rd$ – an exercise in creative psychology

I never forget my password

Never have to write it down

No, no.  I got it.


It must contain a capital letter

It’s eight characters or longer

Must include a special symbol 

(but not %, *, or @—those symbols are too special)

It’s gotta be easy to remember

But no one can ever guess it!

Cannot have more than three repeating numbers

Or consecutive numbers…because, duh!

Cannot contain a word or phrase that a computer could easily guess

And it cannot be the same as all of your other passwords

Because if it is…what’s the point?


Ok, I got it.  My password is:

My street address number growing up divided by my favorite number

The celebrity name of my first childhood crush and my cat

(how do I combine Emily and Josephine?)



Then I’ll include an anagram of the nickname of my best friend growing up

And include my favorite sports team

(even though I’m not much of a sports guy—the hackers will never catch on!)

Then I’ll randomly replace some of the letters with symbols

And capitalize some of the letters but not the first letter

And for added security I’ll randomly roll a d-10 five times and stick that number…

…at the end, I guess



“This password has been used too recently.”


“Your password has been updated successfully.”


2 thoughts on “Pa$$w00rd$ – an exercise in creative psychology”

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