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While passphrases may well be better than passwords, it strikes me as folly to rely on memory at all. Only the most conscientious are going to maintain the kind of discipline that approach requires, given the dozens of logins most of us have. I can't see anything for it right now other than to use software assistance of some sort. I use 1Password right now, but have used other systems. I have no idea what most of my passwords are, just that they're usually 15ch or more.
Commented Apr 6, 2012 on
Hashes are a bit like fingerprints for data. A given hash uniquely represents a file, or any arbitrary collection of data. At least in theory. This is a 128-bit MD5 hash you're looking at above, so it can represent at most 2128 unique items, or 340 trillion trillion trillion. In reality the...
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