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Roguish Lawyer
03-27-2015, 17:43
Interesting article. I'd love to hear what th3j35t3r thinks of it.


03-27-2015, 22:17
He would say, " My next computer is your computer."

04-15-2015, 11:08
I wish I could hire some of these bastards to come figure out half of the passwords I forget.

04-15-2015, 16:15
Interesting concept. You're basically creating a 30 character password containing only the 26 characters of the alphabet, as opposed to a 15 character password containing alphabet, numeric, and special characters.

The article points out that this method doesn't generate much more entropy than a 15 character password.

The resulting passphrase wouldn't be accepted by common password filters that require a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters.

A complex 15 character password can be generated (and remembered) by just coming up with a sentence that contains a couple strings of numbers and inserting special characters. Works for password filters and is easy to remember. Doesn't seem to me that memorizing a random set of words is any easier than creating a memorable sentence.

Add in the problem that most "hacking" is done by exploiting software flaws (including flaws in encryption processes) and it seems like this is a lot of work for very little gain.

Looks like a solution in search of a problem.

04-17-2015, 08:52
What I do is have a set of cards that I write down all of my complicated passwords on. I also duplicate the cards in case any were to be destroyed.

and tape it underneath the keyboard...

04-17-2015, 11:20
This is a good site to use. Also just Google Secure Password generator to find other.