A Little PasswordBird Told Me

I don’t know about you, but I’ve completely lost count of how many passwords I have online. 100? 200? I have no idea. And yes, I know, each of them should be unique as more and more of who I am and what I do ends up on the web. But I’ve run out of my cat’s names, old teachers, places I like and even places I hate.

Enter a little bird to whisper a secure, but memorable password in my ear: PasswordBird.

PasswordBird is not going to set the web on fire, but if you’re at a loss for a reasonably strong password you just might remember, it’s perfect. Enter a name, a word and a date that’s special to you, and it will crank out a password that’s easy on your brain cells.

For example, I entered Santa Cruz, which made me think of ocean, which reminded me of March 3rd, 2000: PasswordBird cranked out:

  • oceruz2000
  • ruz2000ean
  • ocesan00

No registration, no request for your email, just the names of the guys who did this (Kevin Sheurs and Andrés Galante) and a couple of unobtrusive text ads. Sweet!

Of course, if you don’t want easy, there’s always PC Tools Secure Password Generator, which will crank out as many as 50 strong passwords faster than you can say rukUke2a.

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