"pig coffee wandered black"... what the fuck was that journalist thinking at the time?
Tbf it makes sense that a string of random characters and numbers is going to stand out more in a file than actual words. And I would wager that most people use @ in their password so I would start by actively looking for that myself.
Passwords are stored as a hash which is obscured, so the whole file is random characters
e.g. the MD5 hash of password is 5f4dcc3b5aa765d61d8327deb882cf99
The point of the article is selecting 4 words at random is more secure than a single word with character substitutions or adding numeric/punctuation, which, I suspect, is what most of us use as recommended in the past.
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Teach wrote on 24-08-2017 10:32 AM
Any recommendations for a password manager?
Send all your username and password details to me, I'll manage them all for you.
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