TTG 1737 for Saturday 17 October 2020

Beep boop - this is a robot. A new show has been posted to TWiT…

What are your thoughts about today’s show? We’d love to hear from you!

8 character alpha passwords are too short as they could generally be pre-hashed. also passphrases with just words aren’t so great either as the word itself can be treated as a member of a finite set (substitute word for character) and most examples use like 4 words. this just illustrates how bad a solution passwords have become and how we should all be using a decent password manager until something like SQRL becomes commonplace.

also fwiw your sponsor’s product allows you to not even have to remember/enter your master password. not great in certain circumstances but reasonable for some oldsters.