Why That Fancy Password Isn't Nearly as Safe as You Thought

By Brian Barrett on at

Nice password you got there! Super complicated, I love it. You know who else loves it? Computers! Because by carefully crafted a string of alphanumerical gibberish that you need tattooed on your palm to remember, you've made a password much easier to crack than, say, four simple unrelated words.

But hey, at least it feels safer, right? [xkcd]