I recently came across a post concerning passwords that postulated that many sites which have adopted the infamous "complex password formula" (six letters, one number, etc.) cause people, who struggled to remember such things, to become less safe due to easily identified patterns. This post went on to suggest that long passwords made of several unrelated words of varying lengths would be easier to remember but harder to brute force due to likely increase in size (from mashing words together), staggered capitalization (from words of varying length), and more originality. I don't think anyone has ever tried to hack me so I can't really post any anecdotal evidence but I gave it a go for some of mine and they're at least easier to remember. What do you think? Do you think you use "safe password" techniques? Should you go change your bank pin from your birthday right now? (Probably).