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Know your passwords well

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I found this lovely website right now and couldn’t help not share it. It’s called… well, wait for it.

Before getting down to sharing the website, I’d like to share a tip of making the best, easiest to remember and “the” strongest password ever.

There might be a million posts done on how to choose the strongest of passwords but I’ll get down to topic at the speed of a tracer bullet.

You see to choose “the” best password, first things first, you need to have a nice statement/sentence/catchphrase or something alike in your mind – something that you could easily remember, any normal yet unique for you sentence. Let’s say the sentence which you can easily remember is…

Hey, what’s up? I am wondering if there is someway out to choose the best password?

Once you have the line, majority of the job is done. Now become a bit clever and take the first letters of each word in the line to make your password. Use punctuations, underscores and numbers to make it a hell more stronger. Like the above line can be used to generate (and easily remember) the following passwords…

hwuiamwitisotctbp – Easy, nuts.

h,wu?iamwitisotctbp? – Ah, nice, progress.

h,wu?1mw_itisotctbp? – There you go, this should be it. Notice the underscore used just to put more emphasis in the sentence and of course make the password a lot stronger.

I’ve been using this trick for years and all you need to do is remember a sentence. If you just become awesomely clever and use special characters with some out of the box imagination, you can even dare to write down the line somewhere just in case if you forgot – the fact that its just you who knows where to use which special characters keeps your password totally secure. Right now you may think – this is not that easy. But mind me, its god damn easy. YEah!

So how to know if you’re password is strong enough? Well that brings us back to the starting of the post… the wait for it part.

I found this website – http://howsecureismypassword.net/

Make a new password now as suggested and try it with the above mentioned website. Make it as stronger as possible.

FYI,

for the first suggested password hwuiamwitisotctbp – a normal desktop PC will take about 3 billion years to crack open the password via brute force according to the above shared website.

for the second suggested password h,wu?iamwitisotctbp?a normal desktop PC will take about 8 quintillion years to crack open the password via brute force according to the above shared website.

for the third suggested password h,wu?1mw_itisotctbp?a normal desktop PC will take about 20 quintillion years to crack open the password via brute force according to the above shared website.

my password btw will need about 1,609,824 nonillion years :p

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Written by rahulbhagchandani

December 19, 2010 at 6:38 am

Posted in How to, Security

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