How good is my password?

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  1. beethoven

    beethoven Registered Member

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    Just wondering how good a password is with the following criteria:

    - non-dictionary
    - 16 fields
    - letters, digits, symbols
    - small cap & large cap
     
  2. FadeAway

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  3. beethoven

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    Great link - thanks :)
     
  4. LoneWolf

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    Hmmm............
    Rethinking the strenths of my passwords now.
    Maybe time to make them stronger.
    Thanks for the links, very educating. :thumb:
     
  5. Sully

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    I was once told to simply make a sentence with proper grammar for the best password, especially if it has numbers. Something like perhaps
    :)

    Sul.
     
  8. beethoven

    beethoven Registered Member

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    hmmm, I must have missed "gonna" in my grammar lessons :D
     
  9. GlobalForce

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    That'ud be "spatial" gramma. :D

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  10. Foxfired

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    It's helpful if you combine two words together and switch letters. For example horse + goat would be "hgooraste" Looks like a meaningless word to others but much easier to remember yourself.
     
  11. EASTER

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    Try ths little known app. It will fashion you a password which is literallly impossible to ever find no matter what app a cracker might try to use.

    Check it out.

    http://www.sdean12.org/PasswordGen.htm
     
  12. jrmhng

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    What I normally do to create passwords that are not easy to crack but easy to remember is to goto a name generator like at Seventh Scantum to create something that is fictional and unusual. Then I just change some of the letters into numbers and symbols (borrowing a little from leet speak) and adding in some random capitalization and a few other things.

    Take an example. Generate a wierd science.

    Metavirometrics

    and change that to

    *m37@V1r0m37r1c5

    That is 86 bits which is plenty.
     
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