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Create secure passwords with Siri iOS devices
Siri's ability to access Wolfram Alpha lets you access a huge amount of interesting data by talking to an iOS device. One useful thing thing Siri can do for you is ask Wolfram Alpha to generate a very secure, random password.

To do this, invoke Siri, then say "Wolfram password," or "Wolfram Alpha password." This retrieves an 8-character random password, along with a list of a half-dozen others. You can also have Siri get longer passwords, if eight characters doesn't ring your bell. Say, "Wolfram 14-character password," for example.

The downside to this is that you can't copy this password, and once you've switched away from the Siri results, you can't get them back again. So you need to either type this password on a computer or other iOS device, or write it down. Either way, make sure you delete it, or store it in some sort of encrypted file.
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Create secure passwords with Siri
Authored by: Andrew Fletcher on May 24, '13 10:44:35AM

Wall from password
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Me: Finally!

Siri: I don't know what that means. If you like I can search the web for "WolframAlpha password".

Me: edits in the space

Siri: ... 93TUL8pM ...

I think I'll stay with my password wallet app.



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Create secure passwords with Siri
Authored by: timrand on May 24, '13 02:44:56PM

You can also say "Wolfram password 20" for an insanely long password, for example. Or "Wolfram password numbers only" to have a digit string.



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Use Screen Shot to Capture Password
Authored by: jscotta on May 26, '13 08:40:59AM

Rather than having to write down the password, you can also grab a quick iOS screen shot. That will store your password as an image in your camera roll.

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I'm obviously missing something here...
Authored by: everkleer80 on Jun 27, '13 04:26:25PM

How is invoking Siri, saying that, then copying the random 8 characters from the screen, easier than skipping over the first two steps and just typing 8 random characters?



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I'm obviously missing something here...
Authored by: kirkmc on Jun 28, '13 06:07:19AM

Because if you type them, they won't be random.

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