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A Periodic Table of password managers

A Periodic Table of password managers

Posted Nov 12, 2011 22:00 UTC (Sat) by mgedmin (subscriber, #34497)
In reply to: A Periodic Table of password managers by drag
Parent article: A Periodic Table of password managers

Diceware is good for generating random but easy to remember passphrases. It's basically a world list with some instructions about picking up a number of words by using physical dice as a random number generator, and some calculations how many words you need for a given password strength.


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A Periodic Table of password managers

Posted Nov 17, 2011 15:04 UTC (Thu) by mmendez (subscriber, #81435) [Link]

I have been using a Firefox addon called passwordmaker for a few years. It hashes a 'master password', that you keep in your head, along with some salts (domain name, prefix modifiers ...) and generates passwords using a list of characters.

So the password is never stored in any format. If someone were to grab the password configuration they would still need to know your 'master password', which being a single/often used password should be easy to remember even if it is complex.


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