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Good Passwords

I was thinking about good passwords today. There has been a lot of talk about good passwords in the past few years. This is especially true given some problems we’ve seen with service providers not following best practices (*cough* Adobe *cough*). XKCD gave it’s thoughts, which Schneier says isn’t so great any more. 

So, it made me wonder, is there a super simple way to gauge the security of your password? The thought I came up with is: if you write it down and show it to someone for 1 second, is your password still secure? If not, your method for generating passwords is too simple. If so, you may have something.

That said, password managers are still a good way to go. Given the fact that you can even get them on your phone with an encrypted database, there is no reason to not be using one.

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  1. James
    July 27, 2014 at 7:26 am

    hi. how are you doing? i’ve been looking for a programmer to decrypt a very secured file which requires you to provide a password before you can decrypt it. I’m wondering if you have a Skype or something so you can take a look at the file type and let me know how much it would cost to figure out the passwords for these file type.

  2. Ram
    February 16, 2015 at 9:33 am

    True, password managers are the way to go, but passwords that you can’t remember isn’t a good way to do it. If you can remember it, then its weak, example: qeadzcwrsfxvetdgcb2468. If I show it to you for a second you won’t remember it, but I can, it’s a simple keyboard walk which password cracking software, e.g. Can & Abel can crack.

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