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Create strong, but easy to remember password

Terminal - Create strong, but easy to remember password
read -s pass; echo $pass | md5sum | base64 | cut -c -16
2011-11-24 20:23:47
User: bugmenot
Functions: cut echo md5sum read
Create strong, but easy to remember password

Why remember? Generate!

Up to 48 chars, works on any unix-like system (NB: BSD use md5 instead of md5sum)


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

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Indeed! Now just create a browser extension to provide this feature transparently for users :-)

Comment by unixmonkey4200 174 weeks and 2 days ago

@ unixmonkey4200: This is already done.


Or as a bookmarklet:


Comment by michelsberg 174 weeks and 2 days ago

You should "unset pass" at the end of the commandline. This will remove the cedential from the environment.

Comment by f4m8 174 weeks and 2 days ago

echo -n "$pass" !!!

Comment by bandie91 174 weeks and 1 day ago

Easy to remember how?

Comment by Strawp 173 weeks and 6 days ago

@Strawp I believe the idea is to enter your "easy to remember" password after having entered the command. After hitting enter again, you will be given the "strong password" that should actually be put into use. So, you will need to use this to retrieve the "strong password" every time you wish to log in... or memorize it :-)

Comment by tshack 173 weeks and 5 days ago

http://xkcd.com/936/ nuf said

Comment by kaji 168 weeks and 2 days ago

@kaji in an idea world yes, unfortunately in the real world systems do stupid things like forbid spaces and limit your password length to only a handful of characters, in which case this makes for as strong a password as you can manage, though it still doesn't have a way to handle "special requirements" like "must include numbers/upper/lower/special characters".

Comment by kevingranade 168 weeks and 2 days ago

I like this approach. Very elegant. However, https://passwordcard.org provides strong passwords, and all you need to remember is starting location, direction and length of the password. Regardless, this is sexy.

Comment by atoponce 167 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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