Can someone suggest a good technique that is as simple to remember as possible but can help one remember a set of passwords for different sites? I don't want to have to spend too much time mentally decoding the password from some scheme.
Furthermore, it should be possible for me to let others know some of the passwords, without enabling them to guess the others (even if they happen to visit this very page).
I am willing to change my current passwords for the same, but I'd obviously prefer if your scheme allows me to select a word/phrase I would personally remember, as part of the password.
Note: I do not want to use a password manager because:
- I can't just tell someone the password to some account, I have to take the trouble of finding it, noting it down, and then passing it on.
- I won't be surprised if the software fails to work on some device, in which case I'll have to manually fill in complicated passwords. The idea of using passwords I can't even remember doesn't feel like a good one personally, maybe that's just a trust issue. I don't want to have to depend on some software remaining free and competent while it stores all my unknown passwords.