[sf-lug] passwords - trying to pick good ones, difficulties, and users, and vendors/websites

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Sat Jan 23 22:26:07 PST 2010

On Sat, 23 Jan 2010, Michael Paoli wrote:

> And we wonder why users often pick weak passwords - even if they might 
> be somewhat inclined to pick/use better - potentially much better ones.

On the topic:

Some humor: http://bash.org/?244321

Some news that's not as funny:

RockYou.com had all 32 million passwords exposed.

Me, I use "pwgen" to generate random passwords for each service. I then 
store them in plaintext in a text file on my laptop, though that's just 
because I had some data merging problems with using my password manager 
(Revelation) a few months ago when I edited the data on two computers and 
didn't sync them up quickly enough.

-- Asheesh.

My mind is a potato field ...

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