A better way to think about passwords

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Sat May 28 01:16:03 CEST 2011

On Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:49:58 -0700, Doug Barton <dougb at dougbarton.us> wrote:
> Summary: A 3-word password (e.g., "quick brown fox") is secure against
> cracking attempts for 2,537 years.
> http://www.baekdal.com/tips/password-security-usability

A computational linguist's rebuttal to Baekdal's post:


The takeaway: Baekdal's analysis only holds for extremely naïve brute
force attempts.  Please don't assume that all attackers will be so

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