A password strategy is a mental algorithm that you can use to generate your passwords on the fly, i.e., you don't need to memorize passwords anymore! Whenever you need to type a password you can simply run an algorithm in your head with no need for paper or pencil. Click on Three Word Strategy to see an example of such a strategy.
If all your accounts have the same password, the adversary that knows the password to your facebook account can also login to your bank account. Using password strategies, you generate a unique password for each website. It does greatly increase your security. And you do not have to memorize or write down any of your passwords.
No! Everytime that you want to login to a website, you will generate/regenerate your password using your password strategy, i.e., mental algorithm.
You don't have to remember your password, you can easily regenerate it in your head.
Although the strategies are public, your mental algorithm uses a private key that only you know. It is a mathematically proven fact that if you chose your key randomly (not based on your personal information), your passwords will be hard to crack.
It depends on the strategy that you use. For example, if you use the Three Word Strategy , the adversary would need to steal approximately five of your passwords to be able to guess your password for a new website.
Yes! You can customize any of the password strategies that we propose to fit your own preferences. Furthermore, you can make your own password strategy from scratch.
You can set your own rules for handling these cases. For example, you can either skip the non-letter characters or assign all of them to a fixed letter or number (similar to wild card).