From: Michael Dillon <michael @
com> (I think -- sorry if that's wrong)
>> If you can't think
>> of a sentence on your own, use a song: "Just sit right back
>> and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip. That started
>> from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship." ("Gilligan's Isle"
>> theme song for the c ulturally depraved.) "Jsrbayhat,"
>> "atoaft," Tsfttp," "atts." Works for me.
>Now that this idea has become public it is no longer secure. There are
>archives of song lyrics available on the Internet and it is child's play
>to process them into a list of words to feed into crack.
I have a fairly secure way of creating passwords (I think): Your take
something around your workspace, and read the password off it. For
example, it might be the reversed ISBN number off that book on the second
shelf. Or the first line of the third chapter. Or the address of the
company that makes your favorite computer
game. Or the service ID number of your colleague's computer.
There's no need to write down your password when your workspace is CRAMMED
with pre-written-down passwords. You just have to pick one.
Now, the important part is not to let everyone see you craning your neck to
see the serial number of your computer ever 10 minutes. Be a little more
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