Guaranteed unbreakable

Well, not exactly.

A site at mostsecure.pw has posted “The worlds most secure password for websites, games and private data. Researched and developed by leading encryption specialists in Europe”. I’m not going to copy it over here, but this string boasts:

  • Upper- and Lowercase Characters
  • Numbers
  • Ambiguous Characters
  • Symbols
  • 20 unique Characters

Downside: Once word gets around that this password is Secure AF, the bad guys will promptly add it to their brute-force cracking schemes, and you’re worse off than when you began.

Of course, this whole effort is bogus, but the password offered does have one legitimate advantage: it’s a hell of a lot better than what you’re probably using now, especially if what you’re using is something like “123456.”





7 comments

  1. fillyjonk »

    20 June 2017 · 10:50 am

    I’m guessing this is a trollsite: “Hey guys, start using this password that we’ve put out there for the world to see, including the bad guys”?

    Or is it just really clueless ComSci types who are more caught up in the “gee whiz” of “what’s the most unbreakable password we can develop?”

  2. Barks »

    20 June 2017 · 11:43 am

    Nah, we use “qwerty”.

  3. CGHill »

    20 June 2017 · 11:59 am

    People will try it, just the way in the days of Usenet people deleted their “system32” folders because they were told it would speed up their computers.

  4. Holly H »

    20 June 2017 · 12:34 pm

    Hurry up, biometric researchers.

  5. fillyjonk »

    20 June 2017 · 12:46 pm

    back in the DOS days, the first class I ever took in GIS? One of the students ALMOST convinced another student to do “FORMAT C:”

    Fortunately, the prof bounded across the room and tackled him before he could.

    (I was not either of the students involved, for whatever that’s worth)

  6. nightfly »

    20 June 2017 · 2:57 pm

    I wrote a password-protect program for my computer in HS back when we were working in Pascal. It booted up with the computer. I thought I was very clever until my teacher demonstrated that it was still a program – he typed CTRL-C and the program dutifully obeyed by stopping itself and dumping back to DOS.

    Back to the drawing board.

  7. McG »

    20 June 2017 · 7:31 pm

    <peeks at password>

    Looks like I quit Twitter just in time.

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