Survey: Best Passwords Used Ever On The Internet


Best Passwords Used Ever



2nd Respondent – Best Passwords Used Ever




How It Got To Be?

My laptop password was the first 32 digits of Pi (from my credentials above, it is obvious why I chose to set this as my password). Then to make it harder, I removed a random digit in the middle and added a random symbol in its place. According to some website, a computer will take about 429 Septillion years to crack my password.

So, I’m guessing my laptop was very well protected. Only pain was typing them in every time.


Why This Kind Of Password?

 This was created from a memory of me and my mother arguing in the morning, back when I was around 6–7 years old. For some reason, that whole conversation stuck to me and I made a password out of it. I don’t use it anymore.



3rd Respondent – Best Passwords Used Ever


[email protected]


How It Got To Be?

Here is the technique that I use:
Remember an event and how you felt in that event. It may be good or bad. Make a sentence our of that event. For instance, I had the loveliest time on 15th August 2015 with my friend Vivek and Anu. It is easier to remember events than a random phrase. Hence the ‘EVENT’.

Step 1: Take all initial characters in this sentence above. This will evaluate to:


Now, this is a good enough password that can be remembered. But wait, there is more to it 🙂

Step 2: Substitute some of the characters that are easy to remember as an alternate. For instance, you can swap ‘5’ and S. You can swap ‘i’ and 1. etc. On similar lines we would get the above as:

[email protected]@a.

Step 3: Now alternate upper case and lower case here, irrespective of the characters/keystrokes. For instance, you can replace 2 with @ (Shift + 2) etc. This will result in:

[email protected]

Step 4: I call the above as the ‘BASE’ password. Every password will have this as a part if the password. Now for each unique password for each site/server, use an appropriate 2–4 character prefix or suffix. You could still apply the above rule or use it as is. For example, Yahoo! mail could be prefixed with Y!ML, Gmail could be prefixed with GMIL and so on. This way you get an entire set of new passwords that cannot be cracked easily.


Why This Kind Of Password?

I know that these combinations create one of the most complex passwords that are strong and are immune to ‘Dictionary Attacks’ and ‘Rainbow Tables’ attack.



4th Respondent – Best Passwords Used Ever



s2*[email protected],g8nFR(7JAp


How It Got To Be?

I know the rules using which my passwords are generated, and I’m fine with that: basically, they are all 24 characters long and contain all kinds of glyphs, numbers and letters. Usually, I don’t even see my passwords – I just copy them, from 1Password, the same app I use for generating them.


Why This Kind Of Password?

I highly recommend using a password manager. You can come up with the cleverest of tricks, but in the long run this is probably still the best practice.

Also, if you don’t have two-factor authentication turned on or you don’t know what it is, I recommend turning it on for all the services that offer it.



5th Respondent – Best Passwords Used Ever




How It Got To Be?

The strongest password I’ve ever had was randomly generated by Yahoo and I never changed it because I liked it. I’m not sure how many people I find this strong but to me, it sounded pretty neat and strong and it goes like.

Why This Kind Of Password?

I believe that my first Email had the strongest password ever. This is was in the late 90’s by the way, so there wasn’t any specific set of rules you should follow when creating passwords.


6th Respondent – Best Passwords Used Ever





How It Got To Be?

My current one is 50 characters long which I use to secure a password manager (so obviously not showing that one haha), however I’ll mention how I generated fairly strong passwords before I started using it.

I’d have a process to create a different password on each site following a formula. The only requirement was to remember the formula, and maybe tweak it as time passes to be more secure.

Here’s a super basic example, but you basically mix in as much as you can without making it too much work to type.

Weaker passwords you currently have in circulation: passw0rd, superSECRET

Formula idea: first 3 letters of website password1 last 2 letters of website reversed (capitalize first letter) + password 2 + number of vowels in website.


Why This Kind Of Password?

I’d recommend ending up with 25–35 characters, so it’s sufficiently strong but not horrible to type.



7th Respondent – Best Passwords Used Ever





How It Got To Be?

I think passwords are best when they’re easy to remember, but sufficiently long to protect against brute force attacks & look-ups in rainbow tables. This, for example, is a pretty easy to remember password but a difficult one to guess or crack.


Why This Kind Of Password?

I tend to have one part of the password unique and impossible to guess from knowing about me, and the remainder possibly easier to guess but just added for length/brute force protection.



8th Respondent – Best Passwords Used Ever



s=d*[email protected][email protected]

s=d*[email protected][email protected]


How It Got To Be?

If you want to create very long password and at the same time you want to remember that password then you can generalize your password with this following formula and can create more new strong passwords that will be easy to remember but hard to crack:

(your favorite equation) + (your modified name) + (your birth year and month) + (your four digit ATM pin) + (your signature)

Example 1

1. Your favorite equation: s=d*t (this is simple speed, distance and time formula).

2. ‎Your modified name: [email protected]! (replace some alphabet of your name with special characters).

3. ‎Your birth year and month: 95OCT

4. ‎Your ATM pin: 2104

5. ‎Your signature: @123 (it could be anything you like to end the password).

You final password is : s=d*[email protected][email protected]

Example 2

1. Your favorite equation : KE=1/2mv^2 (this is kinetic energy formula).

2. ‎Your modified name : J0hnW!||$ (replace some alphabet of your name with special characters).

3. ‎Your birth year and month : 81FEB

4. ‎Your ATM pin : 8930

5. ‎Your signature : #007

You final password is : KE=1/2mv^2J0hnW!||$81FEB8930#007

Example 3

1. Your favorite equation : SI=P*r*t (this is simple interest formula).

2. ‎Your modified name : [email protected][email protected]

3. ‎Your birth year and month : 97DEC

4. ‎Your ATM pin : 1062

5. ‎Your signature : $555

You final password is : SI=P*r*[email protected][email protected]$555


Why This Kind Of Password?

The toughest password must contain at least one uppercase letter, at least one lowercase letter, at least one number and at least one special character like ‘!’, ‘@’, ‘#’ etc. And also the length of the password must be 8 characters or more. And password should be easy to remember and hard to crack.



I hope you find this survey on the best passwords used ever on the internet and the tricks used to obtain them is of help to you. Just let me know what you think in the comment box below.

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I am a digital content designer and publisher working with a top digital agency in Kampala, Uganda. I started blogging out of my passion for learning & sharing.

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