When 32 million passwords were stolen from RockYou in 2009, it emerged that more of that website’s users had selected “123456” as a password than any other combination. The new guidelines issued in June by the National Institute of Standards and Technology suggest that a string of random words—warning: song lyrics and the like aren’t random—will be harder to guess than “princess” and easier to remember than “fKB%397x^tyM0dc.”
Source: Wall Street Journal
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