It wasn’t all that long ago that security companies were telling us that passwords should be 8 characters. Now we are being told we need 14 character passwords. Also, the old advice, take a word and change several characters to numbers and characters, well that advice doesn’t work any more either. We are supposed to use passwords that do not come from a dictionary.
Ok, so what to do?
Think of a song or a phrase you like to use. Then, take the same letter, i.e. either the first letter or the second, or whatever, and use that as your password.
For example, since I was listening to Nina Simone earlier today, I might pick the following lyrics:
Ne me quitte pas
Il faut oublier
Tout peut s’oublier
Qui s’enfuit déja