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Author Topic: More secure passwords... New/Old thoughts  (Read 1809 times)

Edvard

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More secure passwords... New/Old thoughts
« on: April 06, 2006, 12:22:07 PM »
I was just thinking... Wouldn't "LeetSpeak" make for really good passwords? Easily remembered and yet more secure... Seems the Wiki page for Leet has beat me to it...
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A more modern and legal use of leet is as a cipher that is opaque to computer systems. Computer security systems often disallow the use of common english words as passwords. Leet's use as a way of ciphering English words and phrases as strings of punctuation characters can make it useful as a means of creating memorable passwords that such systems will accept. A system that will refuse "Now is the time" as a password will often be quite happy to accept "|\|0\/\/ 15 7|-|3 71|\/|3".
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Hirudin

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Re: More secure passwords... New/Old thoughts
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2006, 06:47:28 AM »
Heck yeah, coming up with a wacky password that you can actually remember is half the battle... GI JOE!!!!

Something I have done for passwords is turn a normal word, say... "Live" and rotate it 180* to "a^!7" (no, I don't use that password for anything)

Works well. I can even write the original word on a piece of paper and leave it right next to my computer. It would take a very clever person to figure it out.

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Re: More secure passwords... New/Old thoughts
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2006, 05:09:37 PM »
Your inverting is a great idea.  I've, since before "leet" speak became popular, used a form of it for my password -- an example of a long-since outdated one is
c)olc)10n

Which is "coolcolon", but replacing some of the o's with zeros and others still with "uppercase" zeros :) nev*abl3 is another I used once upon a time.  "inevadable" or "inevitable", with the "uppercase 8" in there :D