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Passphrases That You Can Memorize ó But That Even the NSA Canít Guess
THE // INTERCEPT ^ | 03/26/2015 9:29 AM | Micah Lee

Posted on 03/27/2015 9:21:39 AM PDT by Utilizer

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Interesting way to generate a human-friendly and hard to guess passphrase.
1 posted on 03/27/2015 9:21:39 AM PDT by Utilizer
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To: Utilizer

Bookmark for later.


2 posted on 03/27/2015 9:24:33 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Utilizer

ThisIsAVerySecurePasswordPhrase

T#isI$Not


3 posted on 03/27/2015 9:29:13 AM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: wally_bert

M4L Password


4 posted on 03/27/2015 9:30:48 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (an icon of resistance within the oppressed patriots, who represent resilience in the face of SSV)
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To: Scrambler Bob

Yoda speak you should use when pass phrase generating you are. :-)


5 posted on 03/27/2015 9:47:28 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Utilizer

The NSA doesn’t hack your passwords. The NSA calculates the hash key that’s generated by your password.

So “I Like Ice Cream” is not stored on your computer but the hash key of 7b783177134c3bfe95647ca3e12ddeb4 is stored on your computer and it can be calculated.


6 posted on 03/27/2015 9:48:05 AM PDT by MeganC (You can ignore reality, but reality won't ignore you.)
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There are other ways of cracking passwords.

Like having one’s eyeballs pulled out or having a blowtorch applied to one’s genitals.

7 posted on 03/27/2015 9:49:33 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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Yoda speak you should use when pass phrase generating you are. :-)

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97ab903e176f04b358ea884003107fc4


8 posted on 03/27/2015 9:50:03 AM PDT by MeganC (You can ignore reality, but reality won't ignore you.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

“...or having a blowtorch applied to one’s genitals.”

Oh, you’ve had a yeast infection, too?

:-P


9 posted on 03/27/2015 9:51:26 AM PDT by MeganC (You can ignore reality, but reality won't ignore you.)
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To: wally_bert

Ditto pop fizzle nuk crypto mulch gig


10 posted on 03/27/2015 9:56:56 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.)
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re: How to memorize your crazy passphrase

This is where I get in trouble. Every now and then my mind goes blank, and I can’t remember my 4 digit pin number on my ATM card. So just keeping my passphrase in my head would be a problem.


11 posted on 03/27/2015 10:09:56 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Utilizer
I'd like to ask a (dumb) question: how do they know when they've cracked a password? If they know because the content is suddenly legible, what if you encrypt the content with one method, then encrypt the result using some other method.

Or an I missing something?

12 posted on 03/27/2015 10:10:28 AM PDT by Riflema
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To: Utilizer
  Imagine your adversary has taken the lyrics from every song ever written, taken the scripts from every movie and TV show, taken the text from every book ever digitized and every page on Wikipedia, in every language, and used that as a basis for their guess list. Will your passphrase still survive?

  RamaLamaBoom5NakkaBamPowSmooNakka7
13 posted on 03/27/2015 10:15:44 AM PDT by Maurice Tift (Never wear anything that panics the cat. -- P.J. O'Rourke)
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Encryption doesn’t work that way. Imagine having a bowlful of small 3D shapes such as spheres, cubes, and triangular pyramids. Place a firm sheet over it with cutouts of one shape, say squares. The result will be nothing but cube outputs. Then place all the resulting objects in another bowl and there is only one shape of filter to allow them to pass through again.

Not a perfect example, but it should point out why you have to use the same filter to encrypt and decrypt your files.


14 posted on 03/27/2015 10:21:43 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the muzlims trying to kill them)
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To: RightFighter

I’ll stick with “Password123” thank you very much


15 posted on 03/27/2015 10:22:17 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: Utilizer

If BB wants to snoop, it will.


16 posted on 03/27/2015 10:30:01 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "we still do not know exactly how people are infected with Ebola")
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To: Utilizer

For years my passwords gave been acronyms made from phrases with numbers and symbols.


17 posted on 03/27/2015 10:36:07 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

I hate it when that happens.


18 posted on 03/27/2015 10:47:05 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Utilizer

bfl....computer security/passwords


19 posted on 03/27/2015 10:55:09 AM PDT by goodnesswins (I think we've reached PEAK TYRANNY now.....)
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I’ll stick with “Password123” thank you very much

For me, "letmein!" will suffice.

20 posted on 03/27/2015 11:04:24 AM PDT by atomic_dog
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