Choosing a good password

A good password should have the following properties:

The last point runs counter to the other four. For a password to be easy to remember, it should be familiar in some ways. However, what is easy for you to remember will also make it easier for a potential intruder to crack.

Here are some suggestions for meshing together familiar items to form a password so that the final result will still be easy to remember, but much harder to guess:

Please remember that your password is case-sensitive. Hence, "MyPassword" is not equivalent to "mypassword".

There is absolutely no way to recover information from the encrypted database once your master password is lost! So choose your password carefully to minimize the chances of forgetting it.

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