Tip: Use passphrases when you need a secure but easy-to-type password

Tip: Use passphrases when you need a secure but easy-to-type password

Emily Chioconi by Emily Chioconi on

While 1Password is usually there to autofill your passwords, sometimes you still have to manually type them in.

We’ve all had the experience of connecting to Wi-Fi on a new device, setting up a gaming console, or signing in to a streaming service on our TVs. When these moments come up, typing in a password like n 1 } C 9 _ X > V - ^ A 5 h c ] z 8 ! u C X B ] b c 3 j T R W x + C s is not a fun experience, regardless of how secure it may be.

So what’s the answer? Enter Memorable Passwords (also known as passphrases). These are created by combining a handful of real but unrelated words. A passphrase could be b a l l - o r a n g e - m o o n - c a r - p i l o t , for instance. As long as each word is random, the complete passphrase can be just as difficult for an attacker to crack as a password that contains characters, letters, and symbols.

With Memorable Passwords, 1Password can generate passwords that, while still distinctive and random, are easier to remember. Memorizing and typing something like s t e r n - p a t r o n - m a i l m e n - d e g r e a s e is a practical way to maintain your security while making entering a password manually a lot simpler.

For more information about generating passwords with 1Password, check out our support article: Use the password generator to change and strengthen your passwords.

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