But easyto-remember, hard-to-hack pass phrases
This iPhone app simply enters the ASCII pass phrase
in input field and it will be converted into its hex equivalent.
An even better idea is to use pass phrases
, and better yet, pass phrases
made up of mixed symbols which will increase the complexity.
Smoak said another technique is to use a pass phrase
where the first letter of each word combines to become the password.
"Attempts to decrypt this file without the pass phrase
were unsuccessful," the affidavit notes.
PGP will now ask for a pass phrase
. This phrase should be at least one sentence long, something that is not easy to guess and is likely to be recalled for years into the future.
Why stop at passwords when you can make a pass phrase
? 'Thund3r Sh0wers at Suns3t' is an example (just don't use this one!).
According to ZyXEL, the ZyXEL setup is simplified through the use of the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) system, with users no longer having to define a network identifier (SSID) and pass phrase
to allow WPA security, with the product generating SSIDs and PIN codes automatically instead.
Other features include an ability for multiple users to share one Macintosh computer while protecting their private files and maintaining their Internet settings and system preferences, 'Voiceprint Password' that enables users to log onto their computer by speaking a pass phrase
and 'The Keychain', which manages each user's multiple IDs and stores them securely.
In 2016, new guidelines issued by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology state that instead of passwords, pass phrases
are advised since they are both easy to memorize for humans and their length makes breaches more difficult for computers.
In addition to ditching the requirement for regular password changes, the NIST is also advising sites to allow users to create passwords that are at least 64 characters long and include spaces so people can create pass phrases
that may be easier to remember and to ditch special character requirements.
Try using pass phrases
, which are whole sentences, including spaces between words.