Saturday, January 07, 2006

Security: Perfect Passwords?

There are a number of tools, scripts, websites, etc. that claim they will generate cryptographically strong "random" (technically, pseudo-random) passwords for you. I found this on the GRC site (you know, the guys that gave us the ShieldsUp! firewall test?) the other day. It looks like a well-conceived design and you access it via SSL to keep your new passwords private.
Generating long, high-quality random passwords is not simple. So here is some totally random raw material, generated just for YOU, to start with.

Every time this page is displayed, our server generates a unique set of custom, high quality, cryptographic-strength password strings which are safe for you to use...

Now you just need to figure out a secure method of storing these 64 character passwords unless you have a photographic memory...


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