On password security

On password security

An interesting story from Ars Technica on the security implications of grammar in your passwords:

…a password composed of “pronoun-verb-adjective-noun,” such as “Shehave3cats” is inherently easier to crack than a “noun-verb-adjective-noun” passphrase such as “Andyhave3cats”. A password that incorporates more nouns would be even more secure.

(Unrelated: every time I see “Ars Technica” I think “Arse Technica” and laugh a little. Can’t help it.)

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