Bad Grammar Makes for Strong Passwords Online

Posted on Jan 31 2013 - 10:13pm by Sidrah Zaheer

strong passwordsIt is always difficult to think of strong passwords which would be hard to break and hack into. The researchers recently found a fool-proof way of doing just that. According to a new study from Carnegie Mellon University, using bad grammar while making your password is a good and effective idea that would make it strong and difficult to decipher.

Often users think of such things as their pets’ names, birthdays, and ascending number sequences, besides other very simple stuff, which are easily guessable, especially by those who somehow or the other know you personally. Thus, researchers believe that the best password should be one not-related to you in any way and it should be composed in bad grammar.

The researchers have created an algorithm that can crack even long passwords, but with complete grammatical sense. Thus, your strong password should make no grammatical sense at all. Often many sites themselves give you the strength of your password when you join a new site. Sometimes they even suggest you to combine a number with a symbol.

But even then, it does not take much longer for software to break into those supposedly strong passwords too. Thus, to keep safe online, you should create an account with a password that is not only grammatically incorrect, but that is not anything from your life, but rather random stuff. To read on further about this, check the researcher’s report here.

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  1. Jamy Hoster February 1, 2013 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Well its an good idea but if some one forgot the password with that bad spellings it could be hard to remember.

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