[Air-L] Fwd: most popular passwords
angyjoe at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 16:30:59 PDT 2010
I just love the password generator
http://keepass.info/screenshots/pwgen_big.png in Keypass. You can easily get
a password that is strong enough (in bits please, NOT in number of symbols)
to remain secure over your entire life time…
I know, you won't be able to remember it (of course, I don't), but you can
always save it in an encrypted Keypass database. For portability, copy that
database to your memory stick. Lose you memory stick (I did)? No problem,
since the database is safeguarded under AES 256 bit.
AES might not stay safe for a long time to come though, see the recent:
On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 12:11 AM, jeremy hunsinger <jhuns at vt.edu> wrote:
> forwarding on some sites that may aid you in keeping your stuff more
> secure. there was just a mass release of 32million passwords from a major
> site, and people were asking on our local lists, so here's what our senior
> security expert provided. I'm sharing it.
> Begin forwarded message:
> > From: randy marchany <marchany at vt.edu>
> > http://www.dragonresearchgroup.org/insight/sshpwauth-cloud.html
> > http://www.whatsmypass.com/the-top-500-worst-passwords-of-all-time
> > http://www.wiredfu.com/2010/01/most-popular-passwords/
> > In addition, you can google for "most popular passwords" or "most common
> passwords". Even Twitter bans "obvious" passwords from being used. :-)
> > Let me know if you have any questions or find any other good password
> list sites.
> > -r.
> Jeremy Hunsinger
> Center for Digital Discourse and Culture
> Virginia Tech
> Live without dead time.
> -graffitti Paris 1968
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