generating random passwords
jos at webrz.net
Wed Jun 11 19:29:01 UTC 2008
Bill Campbell wrote:
> I much prefer apg which can generate more-or-less pronounceable
> passwords which it is possible to remember (at least after typing
> them a few times :-).
This is not supposed to be an offense to any author of a password
Never, but never trust any random password generator. You do not know
the author, you do not know the algoritm it uses and in worst case
scenarion you do not know if there is a millisecond traffic to somewhere
that is recording the generated password.
> One of the biggest problems with random passwords is that they
> end up written on yellow-stickies on the monitor or under the
You don't need a generated password for that; it is common behaviour for
people that aren't involved in any responsibility whatsoever.
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