How much is my password?

How much is my password?

Most people probably see good passwords as a cumbersome necessity. They come attached with a seemingly ever-changing set of rules that force us to create intricate text strings that are usually a pain memorize.

In this post I will try to highlight the joy of good passwords by assigning them a monetary value albeit admittedly an imperfect one. I encourage everybody not to see password creation as a tedium but instead to enjoy the financial catastrophe we inflict to an imaginary attacker foolish enough to attempt cracking our password. In addition I will present a scheme that allows the creation of good passwords that are also easy to remember.