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[Discuss] deadmanish login?

On 02/01/2017 12:03 PM, Richard Pieri wrote:
> On 1/31/2017 8:48 AM, Kent Borg wrote:
>> "15-ladder-bamboo-sierra" is an easy password to remember and type, yet
>> it has 40-bits of entropy. Even if some bizarrely configured sshd
> It also uses dictionary words. Using dictionary words (read: not random)
> reduces the effective entropy of the key.

It most certainly does.

If you take binary data and encode it as base64, it doesn't reduce the 
entropy, it is just a coding, no data is gained or lost, it is a 
reversible operation.

In this case I am doing the same thing, but coding as words. It is fully 
reversible, no data is lost or gained.



Passwords don't have to look like random gibberish to have good amounts 
of entropy: 04-premium-student-viking!


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