How to choose (and remember) great passwords (Part II)

Nic Wolff:

I hate passwords. I mean, I don’t mind having really important ones be made-up and memorized but what about all those e-commerce and community sites that want me to create accounts? I end up using the same password at all of them and then I feel stupid knowing that one SQL Server exploit or disgruntled admin could cost me my whole identity.

So, this is a little Javascript program that will concatenate two fields and MD5 them. The idea is that you choose one master password to secure all your others, and then generate passwords for each site, server, router, &c. by putting a completely obvious name for that resource in the “Site name” field.

Here’s a bookmarklet version, which is pretty neat and works now on both http and https sites.

Infoworld’s Jon Udell has posted a cool movie showing how the generator works in practice.

Here’s someone else’s version that uses base64 encoding instead of hex to fit more chaos into 8 characters.

Here's A Few More Related Posts:
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  3. Best Passwords
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