Passwords you shouldn’t use

Twitter’s password blocking hangs on their sleeve.  They make a giant list of words available to javascript at the bottom of their signup page.  Go ahead, look at the source.  It is actually a very nice list and I was both surprised and pleased to find out from blog at about it.

Ideally, a password should be difficult to guess, contain a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols, and should not be based on a dictionary word or anything that is associated with you.

A trick I will use is to take the first letters of the lyrics of a nursery rhyme and replace obvious letters with numbers, 3 for E, 4 for A, and the like.

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3 Responses to Passwords you shouldn’t use

  1. steff42 says:

    it was very interesting to read
    I want to quote your post in my blog. It can?
    And you et an account on Twitter?

  2. Calophi says:

    Heh, my “lazy” password isn’t on that list. I’m too weird to use a common word.