Considering how easy it is for hackers to guess your password by dictionary attacks, its not a good idea to use dictionary words as your password, and remembering alpha-numeric passwords that help against dictionary attacks is such a tough task, I mean I can’t get myself to learn a password like ‘hC2zTtx45p’ by heart.
Well, you’ll be glad to know that we’ve got a savior for you all. Now you can use your favorite images, songs and videos etc as your password. Two researchers from Carleton University have created this protoype that lets you generate passwords from images, songs and video etc. Now all you have to do is to select a unique file (image for example) and use Carleton university team’s ObPwd firefox extension to generate a 12-character alphanumeric password. Don’t worry non-firefox users, there’s a standalone version of this thing available from the same download page (check out the read link at the end for the download page).
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