Lars Wrote:"sun track marriage star jacket direct most first hot night" - for a cracker using a dictionary-attack mode, this is not a +50 character password, but a 10 word password. .
evilthought2 Wrote:Just to summarize:
Now Electrum program (cleverly) shows that you can also represent the same number with 12 words from a dictionary that has only 1626 simple words) in it.
This programmer uses this method since a human brain can remember 12 words much easier than numbers..
Lars Wrote:"The article goes on to explain how dictionary attacks work, how well they do, and the sorts of passwords they find."
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/ ... ood_a.html
I'd stay away from dictionary-based passwords anyday!!
evilthought2 Wrote:Lars Wrote:I'd stay away from dictionary-based passwords anyday!!
You shouldn't, as they are better passwords as not only a user can remember them easily but they are often stronger (more entropy) -- this advice is especially true when a user is not using a password manager like Laspass. The only care that must be taken is that words chosen should be randomly selected, as humans are not good at randomly selecting words.
jpenny84 Wrote:Even with good pass phrases, the increasing number of logins a typical person has to deal with breeds password laziness and the associated problems that come with it.
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