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Andre

Excellent points on the subject. My approach is to have a non-secure identity and a secure identity. I use the non-secure identity to register for fluffy stuff and sites I don't transact business on (e.g. flikr) and a secure identity that I only use for trusted sites that I do transact business on. Its not perfect, but it reduces the risk you cite.

Electro Gypsy

Pick a phrase ... any phrase will do, but the more words in it, the better

Take the first letter of each word in the phrase

Example
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Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water = jajwuthtfapow

Leet / L337 it - j4jwu7h7f4p0w

Capitalise / Upper-case certain words in the phrase J4Jwu7h7f4p0w

This makes for a very strong password indeed that is easily remembered and not prone to brute-force dictionary attacks

George

Electro Gypsy:

Good suggestion! Thanks for sharing it.

George
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