I would like to have your point of view about something I found on internet.
The goal here is to help people to use stronger passwords, it's not perfect, but I believe that asking people to use passwords like "4*k#j56$Nbq!\l;)" is too much, but using "MyName1979NameOfDog" is too weak. So, let's try to find something a bit better, in the middle.
I am not the author of this "idea" ! Here is it :
- Choose the first letter of each word of a sentence (and use a capital in the beginning and a point at the end)
- Write down the first and the last letter of the website/application
- Choose a favorite number
Example : "Life was like a box of chocolates you never know what you're gonna get facebook 42." = "Lwlabocynkwyggfk42."
If "crackers/hackers/whatever" find the "rule", they might have access to everything else... Remember that the goal is to help people to have a better password not the perfect one.
Do you think it will be a bit harder to find it by the usual "hacking techniques" ?
Let's try to find something useful together ! :)