Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Think your password is secure from the NSA? Try this.
Since cracking algorithms succeed by picking up patterns in human behavior, the key to a secure password is randomness and disorder. In the security business, this is known as entropy.

It’s difficult for a human being to fake randomness and disorder. So one easy way to achieve this is to use a password generator tool that incorporates entropy.

Try, for example, going to

On this website, you move your mouse around randomly, and the website’s software incorporates these random mouse movements into its password generation code.

The passwords that it generates are far more secure, taking centuries to crack instead of mere seconds.

It may be a good idea to take a few minutes out of your life to check your own password vulnerability, and come up with an alternative that’s far more secure.

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Borepatch said...

"Your suitcase combination is 12345? That's uncanny! So is mine!"