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The evolution of my passwords

A couple of months ago I was chatting with a friend about passwords managers and how they have completely changed the way I access everything online. While we were having that conversation, I started thinking about all the different passwords I’ve had over the years: dictionary words, spanglish passphrases, random strings of symbols, etc. I was amazed about how different my current passwords are compared to just a couple of years ago.

I decided to write them all down and noticed that I started with a single dictionary word, whereas now I use long gibberish strings. How did that happen? How did I get from a single dictionary word to a random generated string of letters, digits and symbols? Well, today I made a short clip about the evolution of my passwords: