[Homeroast] Email security ideas

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 14:06:09 CDT 2010


Christopher,
What kind of encription do you feel is adaquate for a password? 164bit?
military grade?
Joe

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 11:34 AM, Christopher Navarro
<cnavarro2 at gmail.com>wrote:

> As for completely random passwords, that's not possible either.  Nor is
> gibberish impossible to guess.  :)   Security by obscurity just doesn't
> work, no matter how obscure.
>
> -Chris
>
> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Allon Stern <allon at radioactive.org>
> wrote:
>
> >
> > On Mar 23, 2010, at 11:35 AM, Christopher Navarro wrote:
> >
> > > Another issue is passwords that can be easily guessed so you might want
> > to
> > > use a password manager such as:  http://keepass.info/ for windows or
> > > http://www.keepassx.org/ for other desktop platforms, both are free.
> > >
> > > You can read more, also at lifehacker, here:
> > > http://lifehacker.com/5042616/five-best-password-managers
> > >
> > > You can use password managers to generate difficult to guess passwords
> > and
> > > store hard to guess password security questions, as suggested by Ryan.
> >
> > I really like Password Wallet. I've been using it for many years - I have
> > unique completely random passwords for just about every site. I use
> > primarily the Macintosh version.
> > http://www.selznick.com/products/passwordwallet/index.htm
> >
> > And as for password security questions, hard to guess is not unguessable.
> I
> > usually make 'em gibberish. Most security questions are much weaker than
> my
> > passwords.
> > -
> > allon
> >
> >
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