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[12]: make 'm long
by kwan_e on Mon 12th Nov 2012 13:26 UTC in reply to "RE[11]: make 'm long"
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"There's nothing stopping crackers from targeting password hash generators either.

You can't target hash generators for my method. the hash generator is only used as a method to create a random password. You could just as easily mash the keyboard for all the difference it makes. Except with my method you don't need to store the password anywhere.

Why can't you target hash generators? After all, to generate your hash, you're basically using a passphrase and the website for the salt.

If passphrase cracking is as easy as you say it is, then it's just as easy for a cracker to figure out the passphrase you use to generate the hash.

Edited 2012-11-12 13:27 UTC

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