To all, I work in corporate IT. I HIGHLY recommend that EVERYONE check out a free service called LastPass
to manage and create your passwords. It's totally free for browser use, if you want it on your phone it's $12/year. These guys are seriously good, I promise you that they're secure and there's nothing to worry about.
I manage more secure junk than you can imagine, and everything goes into my lastpass. I don't even know my own passwords for most things.
I did just get mad at Dell this morning, their IT professional portal made me change my password...those rules were "at least 8 but not more than 12 characters, at least one uppercase, at least one lowercase, some specials allowed but not all, no ascending or descending characters, no previous passwords". What a pain in the biscuits.
Edit: Also, doxxing people is trivial. I can't suggest enough to you that you not use the same userID on multiple places and that you never, ever reuse the same passwords. You can also, with services like gmail, add wildcards to your email address, ergo [email protected]
and [email protected]
both go to the same address. You can really get some pretty interesting granular control, especially because later if you get spam you can see exactly who sold your info.