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By: Jennifer
September 27, 2016

Do You Use Password Haystacking?

By: Jennifer
September 27, 2016
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By: Jennifer
September 27, 2016

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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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