“One tip is to construct a password from a sentence, mix in a few upper case letters and a number – for example, “There is no place like home,” would become “tiNOplh62.””
I love it when I read an article about passwords and something like this pops up. This particular sentence is bad but generally that sentence is FAR more secure than the shortened version which is far more forgettable. The sentence has in the order of 10^46 entropy and the sentence is like 10^17. In other words, a brute for attack will find a password like that shortened version trillions of trillions of trillions times more frequently than the sentence. It’s kind of depressing the lack of basic knowledge that gets passed around for passwords.