Having learned to protect ourselves, we developed different passwords for different sites, each with a bit of a twist.
Some were words misspelled.
As an example, Spock’s password had been Vulcan. It then became Vilcan, Volcan, Vulcon…etc.
Some used a common word like Toast, but the ‘O’ would be replaced by a 0 (Zero).
All this was done on Bulletin Board Servers before we entered Cyberspace.
When we did gain access to the Internet , in 1995, we had a number of different Nicknames and passwords we could jumble so as to make hacking our accounts not so easy.