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Passwords Are Not Broken, but How We Choose them Sure Is

Filed under: February 20, 2009

Bruce Schneier has posted some interesting thoughts (well, everything he posts is interesting, but this is especially so to me) about passwords and their role.

“[...]As computers have become faster, the guessers have got better, sometimes being able to test hundreds of thousands of passwords per second.[...]“

“[...]My advice is to take a sentence and turn it into a password. Something like “This little piggy went to market” might become “tlpWENT2m”. That nine-character password won’t be in anyone’s dictionary. Of course, don’t use this one, because I’ve written about it. Choose your own sentence – something personal.[...]“

Bruce Schneier from an article published in The Guardian.

Read the full article on Bruces blog