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Why long passwords? 

@TheGibson even better: xkcd.com/936/

I'm no mathematician but it seems to check out.

Why long passwords? 

@draeath @TheGibson Eh, that's not as secure as it sounds anymore, tbh, because now all you have to do is brute force four words instead of a ton of characters.

Why long passwords? 

@Jo @draeath @thegibson
Not quite. Those of us, with more errudite tastes, create our own lists from our favorite authors, whether Goethe, Mark Twain or Homer. Multiple language dictionaries add even more fan flavor, whether French, German, Elvish or Klingon.

Why long passwords? 

@Jo
The graphic takes this into account. The number of tries for the characters would be much larger.

@draeath @TheGibson

Why long passwords? 

@trevdev
You may have a neglected deep well of great long passwords.
I was moved around a LOT as a child. Constantly having to memorize new addresses and telephone numbers. Ain't NOBODY gonna guess those otherwise useless things stored in my brain and nowhere else!
Apt50412105102ndAveEdmontonABT5N0L5
Difficulty to remember: zero.
I have a zillion of them. Can add phone numbers. Combine with old poems and prayers memorized... You're stuck with them anyhow.
@draeath @thegibson

Why long passwords? 

@draeath @TheGibson
correct horse battery staple walks into a bar.
The bartender says: "Why the long password?"

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