2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 24, 2015 7:24 PM by kingfish

    How to create the "perfect password"

    black_zion

      These researchers have discovered the perfect password that’s also easy to remember - The Washington Post

       

      But two researchers at the University of Southern California may have finally come up with the perfect solution. Marjan Ghazvininejad and Kevin Knight of the University of Southern California have published a paper with a novel solution for creating with passwords that are both extremely hard to crack and relatively easy to remember: randomly-generated poems.

       

      It makes sense. If you're like me you use your internet browser's password manager or a third party password manager and use "smash your hand on the keyboard" passwords like KI4lO29I4mznc821ER which are quite secure, but unless you are an idiot savant you're not going to remember half a dozen or more of them. But even if you used something far more simple like "Usain Bolt is fast but He cannot run to the Past", which is 38 characters without spaces, on every site, pretty much every hacker would skip yours and go to one of the thousands of people who use 1234, password, or something easily as guessed.

       

      The article has a link to their example generator, and these are some that it comes up with

       

      The reigning Hagen journeyman
      believers mini minivan

       

      And teaches scripture bungalow
      or celebrate or Idaho

       

      And British fiction engineer
      Travolta captured bombardier

       

      Australia juggernaut employed
      the Daniel Lincoln asteroid

       

      Enrique Hasbro Japanese
      revealed aggressive amputees

       

      Competing holy Hemingway
      complies American ballet

       

      A peanut never classified
      expected branches citywide

       

      The latest Union Rodeo
      amounts of aiding dynamo