Reply to post: Dictionary words

It's World (Terrible) Password (Advice) Day!

TrumpSlurp the Troll

Dictionary words

"for example 'my head is painted green' is only a 5 character password as it has 5 works".

I do not believe this is accurate. Five characters doesn't take a lot of breaking by brute force without using a dictionary. However your example is 20 characters and the first task of brute forcing for a dictionary attack is to work out how long each word is and also how long the total password is.

As far as I know dictionary attacks only work well against single words and well known phrases.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019