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Old May 22nd 12, 03:30 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,
Yousuf Khan[_2_]
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Default How to make super-strong, easy to remember passwords

On 21/05/2012 2:14 PM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
I found this article and its calculator quite the revelation. One thing
that prevents most people from making super-strong passwords is that it
would be hard to remember them. So what if they weren't hard to
remember? To summarize this article, it just says don't worry about
making your password complex, just make it long. Just the length alone
would be enough to defeat the world's fastest supercomputers, in both
brute force attacks and dictionary attacks. What they're saying is don't
make the needle in the haystack harder to find, just make the haystack
bigger. Every additional digit you put into the password, makes it
exponentially harder to guess, to the point where you could even create
an easily memorable password that would take longer than the entire age
of the universe to crack!

GRC's | Password Haystacks: How Well Hidden is Your Needle?

Yousuf Khan

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xkcd: Password Strength

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