As this comic from xkcd demonstrates (click the link for a larger version at the source), we’ve spent decades teaching people to create passwords that can be broken by a CPU programmed to try enough combinations.
But did you know a much tougher combination to crack might be as simple as a 4-word sentence? Logical to you, perhaps your favorite Philip Marlowe put-down, it’s unfathomable to the spambot in Moldova.
Literati, rejoice! The machines haven’t beaten us yet!
Hat tip: Gizmodo, where there’s more such theory in the comments if you’re interested. One commenter archly suggests the password phrase, “I only read Playboy for the interviews,” as difficult for a machine to defeat as it is for us to believe.