Easy Passwords

locked-computer-cartoonGood ideas for real people dealing with ridiculous password demands from web sites – how to get a decent password you can remember and still be secure. The thing he says about LENGTH being the only thing that improves password strength is pretty complete. All this hubbub about making it nonsense just makes it harder for you to remember and as such less secure.

If you’d like to know an even better approach – far easier to remember and much harder to guess or reverse engineer, see me in person.

“A good password is not only strong and secure (hard to guess), but also easy to remember (practical). So: what’s a good password in everyday life? An important question….

The answer will probably surprise you. It surprised me, anyway! A strong password is above all…. long. Symbols, numerals, caps and punctuation marks don’t make it stronger, but they do make it harder for you to remember it.”

You’ve read it correctly: Tr0ub4dor&3 is less secure than correct-horse-battery-staple. Less secure, and much harder to remember. For three simple reasons:

1. The password sentence has simply more characters than the single word. In other words: it’s longer.

2. The “weird” characters are for the computer of an attacker not harder to crack than normal characters.

3. The dashes between the four random words, render a “brute force” dictionary attack futile: the attacker simply can’t know where the dashes are in the sentence, so he can’t use a dictionary at all. Furthermore, the words are random and don’t constitute an existing sentence.

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/password



Hammer

DSCN3666 Leather repair: replaced worn strap on hammer holster. Used copper rivets this time instead of the assembly line crimp rivets it was made with. Shaped it a bit to reduce future problems – when you want to put your hammer back on your belt, you don’t want to fight to get it back in there – aim and drop. Properly shaped leather does that. I can make work belts also, with cinches rather than buckles if so requested.

If you have leather that needs to be repaired this is the time to get it to me.



SSDs in Mint v18

cropped-tux-looking-right-with-clipboard-621x621.pngYou might find these articles useful.

How to optimize your Solid State Drive for Linux Mint 18, Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian

And for a larger assortment of articles look at this site Easy Linux tips for beginners and for advanced users

Advanced (Linux Mint and Ubuntu)

1. Give the Grub menu a holiday picture for background

2. SSD: optimize your Solid State Drive for Linux Mint, Ubuntu and Debian

3. Install the latest microcode for your CPU

4. Turn your Ubuntu 16.04 into Xubuntu 16.04

5. How to install the latest Nvidia driver for your video card

6. System hacks for advanced Linux Mint users

7. How to install a free legal Windows in VirtualBox

8. Conky: monitor your system

9. Run your web browser from within a secure sandbox

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