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Is this really the preferred (and secure) method anymore?

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  1. Wesley Branton 121 posts
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    This article has stayed relatively untouched since 2015. Because of this, I'm worried that the method described in this video is outdated and now vulnerable to attackers.

    There are a few newer methods that are preferred because they are considered more secure. One I just read about fairly recently was called the Diceware Method. You select 5 or more words at random using a word list and random number generator (or preferably IRL dice that are truly random). Then separate the words with special characters and optionally swap letters that resemble a symbol with the corresponding symbol.

    The theory is that brute force dictionary attacks take a long time to run (currently) on passwords with 5 or more words. The words will make the password easy to remember, while also providing a long password length that will be difficult to break. The true randomness of the words also enhances the security.

    I would suggest that we update the article to include multiple methods for creating a strong password.

    This article has stayed relatively untouched since 2015. Because of this, I'm worried that the method described in this video is outdated and now vulnerable to attackers. There are a few newer methods that are preferred because they are considered more secure. One I just read about fairly recently was called the '''Diceware Method'''. You select 5 or more words at random using a word list and random number generator (or preferably IRL dice that are truly random). Then separate the words with special characters and optionally swap letters that resemble a symbol with the corresponding symbol. The theory is that brute force dictionary attacks take a long time to run (currently) on passwords with 5 or more words. The words will make the password easy to remember, while also providing a long password length that will be difficult to break. The true randomness of the words also enhances the security. I would suggest that we update the article to include multiple methods for creating a strong password.