Web site. Common sequences from a keyboard row: qwerty, 12345, asdfgh, fred, etc. 36 Silly ones are possibly more memorable. For example, password expiration is often covered by password policies. Microsoft security guru: Jot down your passwords Archived at the Wayback Machine, cnet Retrieved on Simple methods (e.g., ROT13 and some other old ciphers ) may suffice; for more sophisticated hand-methods see Bruce Schneier, The Solitaire Encryption Algorithm (May 26, 1999) (ver. 3, elcomsoft invented the usage of common graphic cards for quicker password recovery in August 2007 and soon filed a corresponding patent in the. Brumen, B; Heriko, M; Rozman, I; Hölbl, M (2013).