The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre would be pleased to politely remind that three random words make a secure password. This is why I am telling you. Every service wants you to have an account and a password that is unique.

The NCSC recommends three-word passwords because they bypass some of the most common methods that hackers can crack passwords. It cites several factors like length, impact and novelty. These include single words that can be easily substituted (5 for S or! For 1, and brute force techniques that rely upon shorter passwords to succeed. According to the NCSC, “The stereotypical password is one dictionary word or name with predictable character substitutions.”

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