I can give you my password and it won’t matter

(This is a guest post by my long time client Tom Campbell. I recommend working towards using a password manager and will create a post about how to deal with the downsides of one, but for a lot of people you just need a better method of storing/remembering passwords that doesn’t leave you open to being hacked because it is too simple or you use the same password on multiple sites. For this reason Tom’s method below is really great.)
We all have too many passwords to remember. There are dozens of major news stories every year about big companies losing our passwords to hackers, who promptly put them up in public forums or simply sell databases to each other. So here’s what you need to know: