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[3]: Comment by Luminair
by Laurence on Mon 12th Nov 2012 12:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
Laurence
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those passphrases are long enough to be secure even with all lower case letters and english words. they will not be brute forced or dictionary attacked because it would take too long.

They would be dictionary attacked easily.

Modern dictionary attacks are designed to target passphrases just like that.

I've discussed dictionary attacks earlier in this thread, so have a read through that. Alternatively, read an account from some professionals in the field: http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/08/passwords-under-assault/

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