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by Rephistorch
Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 317701

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

Hell if you make random passwords that are 8 characters long and take the time to memorize them, you're way ahead of the game. Truly random (or close enough) upper and lower case passwords with numbers, and your choice of any 5 symbols (your choice!), gives you a password with a strength of 67^8 wh...
by Rephistorch
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 317701

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

Personally, I have a sucky password for things like forums (which I could care less if they got hacked), I have a moderate password for things like personal info without credit card data, and then I have a mecha-sheeva password for all things financial. By the way using the ~2^44 is way less secure ...

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