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How can it be? Three random words might make for a better password?

Depending on your definition of "better", it's possible, says the UK's National Cyber Security Center. Depending on what you might do otherwise, it can also be quite practical.

Do Random Words Make Better Passwords? has the details.

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Do Random Words Make Better Passwords?

Do Random Words Make Better Passwords?
They're at least easier to type and remember.

As few as three random words make better passwords than strings of random characters -- but not, perhaps, for the reasons you think.

https://askleo.com/137138

Also This Week on Ask Leo!

What External Drive Should I Get?
There are many choices, and they keep changing.

What External Drive Should I Get?
I'll review the characteristics of external drives and include a couple of specific recommendations.
https://askleo.com/17616

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Windows 11 First Impressions
After all the fanfare, what's it really all about?

Windows 11 First Impressions
I installed Windows 11, and share some of my impressions.
https://askleo.com/137591

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What Does "CHKDSK Is Not Available for RAW Drives" Mean?
Why CHKDSK can't do what you're asking.

What Does "CHKDSK Is Not Available for RAW Drives" Mean?
CHKDSK can't check an empty drive, and Windows considers RAW to mean empty.
https://askleo.com/137122

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What Does "CHKDSK is Not Available for RAW Drives" Mean?

Drive not formatted error: CHKDSK is Not Available for RAW Drives
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Windows 11 First Impressions

I installed Windows 11 on the day of its initial availability, and share some of my impressions.
https://youtu.be/8vumnWEF92k

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Do Random Words Make Better Passwords?

As few as three random words make better passwords than strings of random characters, but not, perhaps, for the reasons you think.
https://youtu.be/XQOAGrCCrRc

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What External Drive Should I Get?

I'll review the characteristics of external drives and include a couple of specific recommendations.
https://youtu.be/IUeHqXJHJow

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