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"
kwan_e
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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.
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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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