We all know how to create a good password. There are zillions of article on tips of creating strong password. We know it is necessary to choose long password which includes numbers and special characters and its better not to choose a word from dictionary as password. Also, if you are like me, you have hundreds of online account on different websites and its best practice to choose a different password for each account. This will ensure you if someone got (read: hacked) your password for one account, your other accounts will still be safe.
But there is a case when someone can trick you to ‘social-hack’ your password. It is very easy to spit out your password when you are drunk. Someone can just ask you for your password and you can just say it to them. How do you prevent such a situation?
Here I will discuss a method to make your password drunk-proof. This method will not only ensure that no one can take password from you when you are drunk, but it will also obey all the advanced rules of creating a strong, brute-force-proof password. This simple method will also create a different password for each of your accounts. And the biggest advantage of all – you don’t have to remember a single password nor you have to use any other tools like password manager. Yes, that’s right, you don’t have to remember a single password nor you have to use any other tools. And that is the main funda here, no one on the earth knows your password, not even you.
So here is how to create one. We will take example of creating a password for www.yahoo.com
1) Get the string: So we are creating a password for the site www.yahoo.com. We will truncate ‘www’ and ‘com’. So our string will be ‘yahoo’.
2) Get the formula: Now all you need to do is create a formula for your password. A simple formula for example would be the “+1” formula. So for ‘yahoo’ it will be,
y + 1 = z
a + 1 = b
h + 1 = i
o + 1 = p
o + 1 = p
So your password for ‘yahoo’ using the formula ‘+1’ is ‘zbipp’.
But ‘+1’ formula is not enough, you need more complex formula. An example of more complex formula would be “Reverse – 1 interleaved with Date of Birth”.
yahoo reverse = oohay
oohay - 1 = nngzx
nngzx interleaved by Date of Birth = n19n84g15z06x
So it will give you “n19n84g15z06x”. You can make it more complex by replacing numbers with their respective special character, which will result in “n!(n*$g!%z)^x”. You can modify your formula anyway you like. Instead of +1 you can have incrementing pattern or any other pattern. Instead of Date of Birth, you can have your car VIN number or your driver’s license number or anything.
Now you can use the same formula for all other accounts. For www.gmail.com, simply replace the string from ‘yahoo’ to ‘gmail’ and you have completely random password for gmail without remembering it.
The randomness and complexity of your password is only limited by your imagination of creating the formula. Once you create your formula, you will have totally random password for all of your accounts.
That’s it. Just remember your formula and it will create a random password for every account that you have. And no one in the universe knows your password, not even you. And that is why the password is drunk proof. Try to speak “n!(n*$g!%z)^x” after you are drunk and see it for yourself.
It will be time consuming to enter password by this method initially for a week, but once you master the trick, you are invincible.