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I think the real reason that people don't use pass phrases is those damned password/phrase masking "bullets" that make you type blind. If I'm only typing a word, or a word plus a digit/symbol, I can deal with the bullet obfuscation. But when you start to go onto multiple words or sentences it's just too much. Hell, I can barely type a few sentences correctly when I *can* see the words (how many times do you go back and correct errors without thinking about it?), take away that ability and the chance of errors - real or perceived - goes up. If you really want people to use pass phrases, get rid of the stupid password-masking bullets, as Jakob Nielsen said here in "Stop Password Masking"
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2010 on Passwords vs. Pass Phrases at Coding Horror
The URL to Thomas Ptacek's post is broken :(
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2010 on Rainbow Hash Cracking at Coding Horror
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Sep 19, 2010