Re: FAQ: How can I generate good strong passwords?
From: Rico (rico_001_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 21:51:28 GMT
In article <kiA3f.138197$qY1.firstname.lastname@example.org>, John Navas <email@example.com> wrote:
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>In <R3A3f.16265$Yl.firstname.lastname@example.org> on Thu, 13 Oct 2005 21:16:58
>GMT, email@example.com (Rico) wrote:
>>One could always generate a GUID and use that. Very very difficult to
>>reproduce and I would suspect fairly resistant to a brute force attack.
>But might well be vulnerable to some other form of attack. Since GUID isn't
>designed and tested for security, it's dangerous to make such assumptions, and
>thus not a good idea to use it.
Well ultimately I suspect any password can be cracked given enough CPU
poser and time. With that in mind, any password will be a weak point in
security. Seems I recall seeing an article on /. some months back about the
FBI being able to crack passwords in minutes to a few hours.
Again though I am not trying to suggest a GUID is perfect nor invulnerable,
judt the routine I offered is an easy way to generate a fairly good random
password without going nuts over the issue. I like you though recommend
Password Safe as perhaps the best solution within reason.
fundamentalism, fundamentally wrong.