A better way to think about passwords
kgo at grant-olson.net
Mon Apr 18 20:09:30 CEST 2011
On 4/18/11 1:02 PM, Mark H. Wood wrote:
> OTOH if there are any useful groupings in "c2l4IHdvcmRzIGxvbmcuCg=="
> they are not readily visible to me. My eye tends to slide right past
> it without taking anything in.
> This is why I tend to use something like APG to generate strings of
> nonsense *syllables*. If I can pretend it's a word, it's a lot easier
> for me to learn, because can I learn a handful of syllables instead of a
> long patternless jumble of individual characters. It engages auditory
> memory and can expose verbal handles for association.
There are more than a few password managers and generators that do have
the option to create pronounceable passwords like you're talking about.
Gibberish, but where the consonants and vowels are arranged in a way
where you can read it out loud:
"I am gravely disappointed. Again you have made me unleash my dogs of war."
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