[nycbug-talk] Passwords

Chris Snyder chsnyder at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 11:03:51 EDT 2011

On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 8:23 PM, Marc Spitzer <mspitzer at gmail.com> wrote:
> and another http://xkcd.com/538/

That one is much more astute.

> On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 6:49 PM, Isaac Levy <ike at blackskyresearch.net> wrote:
> http://xkcd.com/936/

I've been turning this over in my head ever since I first saw that
strip. If Alice knows that Bob reads xkcd and believes everything that
Randall Munroe says, then she can build a password cracker that uses
dictionary words as tokens and p0wn him in a relatively short amount
of time.

Still, yes, it's better to use "correct horse battery staple" than "asdf123".

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