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Generate strong yet memorable passwords
Authored by: JKT on Sep 24, '04 05:50:25AM

While this is true, that password would fail the second criteria I listed for a good, secure password. In other words, while it would be an OK password purely on the basis of its length, it would still be quite crack-able due to its extensive use of plain English.

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Generate strong yet memorable passwords
Authored by: david-bo on Sep 24, '04 08:15:25AM

No, you are wrong. If you try to brute force crack passwords with a length of 11 regular words that is practically an infinite number of passwords to go through.

On each position you have houndreds of thousands, maybe millions, of alternatives - which is far better than using 11 letters from even the whole UTF16 character set. Practically, if you use letters, you are limited to 100-200 alternatives/position. In other words:

200^11 or 200 000^11. You do the math.

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