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Use an open source app to generate new passwords
Authored by: amaloney on Dec 16, '09 04:12:18PM

I generate passwords using the title, date published, and author name from any handy book in this fashion:
1. take the first letter of the words in the name of the book
2. use variations of upper & lower case that can be remembered eg every third letter
3. add the last two digits of the year
4. add the initials of the author
Voilá, a good password that can be recovered easily if forgotten.

eg Why People Believe Weird Things 1997 Michael Shermer -> wpbwt97MS (or other variants)



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Use an open source app to generate new passwords
Authored by: everkleer80 on Dec 17, '09 09:34:34AM

LOL and now anyone that read this is that much closer to cracking your passwords!



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Use an open source app to generate new passwords
Authored by: amaloney on Dec 17, '09 12:06:58PM

It's pretty hard to crack if you do not know the name of the book, CD, DVD, etc that has been used for the basis.
One can even use the first letters of a paragraph on any page of a book that you choose.

I believe that my method is safer than having to store some password that is difficult to remember.

I would like to hear from someone who has some expertise in discovering passwords.



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