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Password Strength

November 10th, 2011 3 comments

I personally use 1password to generate, manage and backup my passwords. This lead to a controversial discussion today, because some people felt uncomfortable with the idea to upload all your passwords (albeit encrypted) to the cloud. Some interesting articles:

Good Bye Passwords (in German):
http://blog.koehntopp.de/archives/3085-Sag-zum-Passwort-leise-Tschuess….html

Awesome article about password strenght and password management:
http://www.troyhunt.com/2011/03/only-secure-password-is-one-you-cant.html

Password entropy calculator:
http://rumkin.com/tools/password/passchk.php

Most of my passwords are 50 characters long and thus not easily guessable (> 256bit entropy using the calculator above). How do you handle your passwords?