Passphrase Generator

silvermoon

Evangelist
Gold
Jul 17, 2013
1,624
179
63
Washington
#1
For awhile, I've used an online password generator to come up with random passwords for my login to websites. I'd like to use a passphrase as I think it would be secure but also easy to remember. Does anyone use passphrases instead of passwords for logins? It would need to work on both Mac and iPhone or just a good online site. Let's get a discussion going.
 

silvermoon

Evangelist
Gold
Jul 17, 2013
1,624
179
63
Washington
#7
All of these are really good for a password. I think the idea behind a pass phrase is a series of words as long as you want. For example, beacon lightning road warrior might be your pass phrase. Are you aware of any tools that would create a pass phrase like this? My idea was to have a unique pass phrase based in the kind of site.
 

Ledsteplin

Genius
Gold
Oct 29, 2013
4,797
979
113
65
Florence, AL
#8
All of these are really good for a password. I think the idea behind a pass phrase is a series of words as long as you want. For example, beacon lightning road warrior might be your pass phrase. Are you aware of any tools that would create a pass phrase like this? My idea was to have a unique pass phrase based in the kind of site.
Are you taking the first letter of each word in a phrase to use in a password? If not, how are you using the phrase?
 

silvermoon

Evangelist
Gold
Jul 17, 2013
1,624
179
63
Washington
#15
I figured that much, but the logic escapes me. I don't think you can have passwords with open spaces between the characters. And what would security have to do with it?
I'm using a password for eIC that has spaces. So is a password with spaces easier to crack than one that is just a mix of letters, numbers, and/or symbols? I know there is an entropy level which means how difficult the password is.
 

liberated

Genius
Gold
Jul 19, 2007
3,237
487
83
#16
For a couple of sites I use song lyrics. I use a fairly lengthy song lyric, use the first letter of each word, then capitalize every other letter.

"And she's climbing the stairway to heaven"

AsCtStH

Just a simple example.
Reading your Dropbox documents now! Thanks for the password Naps! :D j/k
 

Ledsteplin

Genius
Gold
Oct 29, 2013
4,797
979
113
65
Florence, AL
#17
I'm using a password for eIC that has spaces. So is a password with spaces easier to crack than one that is just a mix of letters, numbers, and/or symbols? I know there is an entropy level which means how difficult the password is.
I didn't know one could use blank spaces in passwords. Do you mean like eiC Silver 960? I thought something had to be there, even if just a ".". I wouldn't think it would be any different from a character as far as security goes.
 

silvermoon

Evangelist
Gold
Jul 17, 2013
1,624
179
63
Washington
#18
I didn't know one could use blank spaces in passwords. Do you mean like eiC Silver 960? I thought something had to be there, even if just a ".". I wouldn't think it would be any different from a character as far as security goes.
That is exactly what I mean. I also didn't know at the time I could put blank spaces in my password and because I can have spaces, I wanted to know if that would make the password any less secure or if that practice is generally not recommended.
 

Ledsteplin

Genius
Gold
Oct 29, 2013
4,797
979
113
65
Florence, AL
#19
That is exactly what I mean. I also didn't know at the time I could put blank spaces in my password and because I can have spaces, I wanted to know if that would make the password any less secure or if that practice is generally not recommended.
I don't see where it would make it any more less secure than the upper case G. It's the total password. Most require 8 or more characters. Mix it up. Upper case, lower case, symbols, numbers etc. you can include your phrase in some way and a blank space I suppose. Did you read through the article I posted a few comments back? #6
 

silvermoon

Evangelist
Gold
Jul 17, 2013
1,624
179
63
Washington
#20
I don't see where it would make it any more less secure than the upper case G. It's the total password. Most require 8 or more characters. Mix it up. Upper case, lower case, symbols, numbers etc. you can include your phrase in some way and a blank space I suppose. Did you read through the article I posted a few comments back? #6
No, I missed the link in the post. I'll read through it and post my comments.