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Bad Grammar Make Bestest Password, Research Say 193

Posted by samzenpus
from the power-of-slang dept.
An anonymous reader writes "NewScientist reports, 'Along with birthdays, names of pets and ascending number sequences, add one more thing to the list of password no-nos: good grammar.' Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University seem to have developed a password cracking algorithm that targets grammatically correct passwords. Can bad grammar really make your password secure?"
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Bad Grammar Make Bestest Password, Research Say

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  • by parallel_prankster (1455313) on Sunday January 20, 2013 @02:02PM (#42640759)
    Are there infinite ways to screw grammar while creating password? I would think there are certain patterns in which people mis-use grammar. I would imagine though that at some point if every one started using bad grammar styles for constructing passwords, that those patterns would become identifiable and then someone would put together a password cracker that would deal with poor-grammar-filled passwords as well right? I couldn't find the exact paper to read but the example on the website "ihave3cats" seems to be a like a language thing that can be identified at some point by some urban dictionary reader!
  • by McGruber (1417641) on Sunday January 20, 2013 @02:12PM (#42640829)
    Are dere infinite ways t'screw grammar while creatin' passwo'd? ah' would dink dere are certain patterns in which sucka's mis-use grammar. Ah be baaad... ah' would imagine dough dat at some point if every one started usin' bad-ass grammar styles fo' constructin' passwo'ds, dat dose patterns would become identifiable and den someone would put togeda' a passwo'd cracka' dat would deal wid poo'-grammar-filled passwo'ds as sheeit right? ah' couldn't find da damn exact sheet t'read but da damn example on de website "igots'3cats" seems t'be some likes some language wahtahmellun dat kin be identified at some point by some urban dicshunary eyeballer. Right On!
  • by ArcadeMan (2766669) on Sunday January 20, 2013 @02:27PM (#42640951)

    I don't memorize phone numbers, I memorize the 3x4 grid pattern required to dial it.

  • by the monolith (1174927) on Sunday January 20, 2013 @02:55PM (#42641103)
    Instead of using words, how about playing the keyboard as if it were a piano (or any other keyboard-like instrument)

    Here is an example of a musical login: pvy89pvvv[890[]vv

    For this example, position your right hand with the thumb on the 'v' key, then play the sequence as if they were notes, then listen to C.P.E. Bach - Minuet In G Major for what it should really sound like.

    If you like impressive music, try: uppvyuvyyyyuyvvyuvyuppvyuvyyyyuyvvyuyv
    Leo Arnaud - Buglers Dream

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