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When users complain about having to use strong passwords, I suggest that they create a 'fake you out' reminder.
I suggest taking a piece of paper and writing on it something that looks benign, such as 'remember to get bread and milk.' This looks like just an ordinary note, but then take part of the note and turn it into the password, such as 'Bread&milK.'
Or, for another example, the note 'Pick up kids to go out to dinner' can become the password 'Kids2Dinner.'
This gives users that 'secure feeling' of having reminders for their passwords until they can commit them to memory.