Reply to post: Re: Good password selection

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Re: Good password selection

Trouble with many publicly stated algorithms for generating passwords, is that...

a) Hackers will know these and be able to generate them - add a bit of social engineering - e.g. facebook + favorited bands + "I use song lyrics...", who's family/friends copy the idea...

b) More people use the same method to generate the same passwords which then end up in the hackers database from a breach...

OK some of these ideas can generate large numbers of variants, but you need to keep the method secret - so your per service password is unique to you AND the service.

I'm not saying I use Latin phases from Aeneid

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