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by forest_of_leaves
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 321181

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

Am I really stupid and missing something, or is all this brute force discussion made moot by the fact that most websites lock you out for 5 - 60 minutes after ~5 failed password attempts? If a hacker gets access to a database containing your password, then those time-based protections won't help yo...
by forest_of_leaves
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 321181

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

If you want easy to generate but random passwords, take a look at Diceware: http://world.std.com/~reinhold/diceware.html
All you need is a die and the wordlist.

Each word is 12.9 bits of entropy, and they recommend you use 5 words for a total of 64.5 bits of entropy.

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