Password management

I shifted all my major accounts' passwords into a password manager this weekend. I was thinking about blogging about that on Friday, but then it occurred to me that I should maybe not write a public post about my terrible password security before I fix it. 

So, a couple days ago, almost every site I used had a 9-character password that could easily be beaten with a dictionary attack and some obvious substitutions. Now, every site I could think of (certainly every site that has my credit card number) is protected with a random string of 16 characters, and my master password is about 20 characters long.

Here's the video I watched to figure out where to start on password security.