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A semi-serious comic about strong passwords, or lack thereof [Comic]

What makes a password stronger, complexity or length? Should you use a short password that mixes special characters with numbers and the alphabet or should you have long, simple passwords? Based on my knowledge, a longer, simple password that is made up of random words or phrases is more secure than a shorter password consisting of special characters and the like. Apparently the artist from xkcd agrees with me:

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[via xkcd [2]]