Do You Use Password Haystacking?

September 27, 2016 | Views: 10446

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How can we make passwords memorable AND uncrackable, it is password haystacking. You know the phrase it’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack; well the same method applies by hiding your password with a prefix and suffix pattern.  We know length is the most important element in supporting an uncrackable password, well at least in our life time.  It is a process of using some phrase that has meaning to you and hiding it with a creative pattern.

Example password creation:  I Played College BasketBall My Number Was 34. IPCBBMNw34

 

Example pattern creation:  Used the number 3 and 4 on the keyboard to start the prefix and suffix pattern, that I would remember easily, #$#$//IPCBBMNw34\#$#$ this gives me a memorable and uncrackable password.

Time Required to Exhaustively Search this Password’s Space:

Online Attack Scenario:

(Assuming one thousand guesses per second)

9.88 hundred million trillion trillion centuries

Offline Fast Attack Scenario: 

(Assuming one hundred billion guesses per second)

9.88 trillion trillion centuries

Massive Cracking Array Scenario: 

(Assuming one hundred trillion guesses per second)

9.88 billion trillion centuries

For more information please see https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm

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26 Comments
  1. Thanks to the Author for sharing nice information with us.Will adopt this method for all my passwords.

  2. Nice post.I’ll start using this method from now.Thanks to the Author.

  3. yes that’s amazing

  4. Glad someone put an article out on this. This is how I make my passwords. Don’t even rely on remembering a phrase. Just pure muscle memory from the keyboard. Albeit, accessing accounts on one’s mobile device is kind a of pain with passwords like these!

  5. Ohh I love this post I must say moving forward this will be my new password method.

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