Thursday, September 20, 2012

XKCD Password Strength


2 comments:

Colin McD said...

Ha, an oldie but a goodie.

The bit that really gets me is that people are now switching to a more rememberable password phrase:
my address is level 4 1 smith st Metropolis New York.

Hey Google advised them to do it (and had billboards advising people to do this). http://www.lightbluetouchpaper.org/2011/11/08/want-to-create-a-really-strong-password-dont-ask-google/

(ok I can't get the exact link)..

Moral of this story. Follow xkcd's advise from 5 years ago and have a really long password.

securology said...

Colin: Spot on!