Passwords: Why "This Is Fun" Is 10x Safer Than "J4fS!2"

We’re told that the strongest kinds of passwords are the ones like look like an alien tap-danced on your keyboard, but people have a hard time remembering them without writing them down (on a post-it sitting on the desk). But baekdal has written an intriguing post that shows how when defending against a cracker trying to break your password via brute force through a web form, not only is “this is fun” actually memorable and usable than “J4sF!2,” it’s 10 times harder to crack.

The Usability of Passwords [baekdal]
The Usability of Passwords – FAQ [baekdal]
Usable Security – Reply to “Security Now” [baekdal]