Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 10th Nov 2012 07:28 UTC
Bugs & Viruses If you want to ensure you have adequate passwords but don't have the time or interest to study the topic, there's a useful basic article on how to devise strong passwords over at the NY Times. It summarizes key points in 9 simple rules of thumb. Also see the follow-up article for useful reader feedback. Stay safe!
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RE: Comment by Luminair
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 11th Nov 2012 05:03 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

compactdisksareOLD!
dogseatpoopbutIdont
wheninromehavesexwithromangirls

passphrase. its whats for dinner. (passphraseitswhatsfordinner)

Meh. Only your first example has both capital letters and symbols (in this case, a single exclamation point), and your second one has one single capital letter. Your last two win the length contest, but they're still only lower case letters. They would probably also fail a dictionary attack relatively easily. So I disagree; those passwords are actually quite weak. They're probably better than what most people use, though. Use a mix of lowercase, caps, numbers *and* symbols for the best effect...

Edited 2012-11-11 05:18 UTC

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