July 14th, 2005, 08:19 AM
I'd read abpout half of this before the penny dropped. Too early in the morning
Minimum length 8 characters
Not in any dictionary.
No word or phrase bearing any connection to the holder.
Containing no characters in the ASCII character set.
No characters typeable on a Sun type 5 keyboard
No subset of one character or more must have appeared on Usenet news,
/dev/mem, rand(3), or the King James bible (version 0.1alpha)
Must be quantum theoretically secure, i.e. must automatically change if
observed (to protect against net sniffing).
Binary representation must not contain any of the sequences 00 01 10 11,
commonly known about in hacker circles.
Be provably different from all other passwords on the internet.
Not be representable in any human language or written script.
Color passwords must use a minimum 32 bit palette.
Changed prior to every use.
Resistant to revelation under threat of physical violence.
Contain tissue samples of at least 3 vital organs.
Incontrovertible by OJ Simpsons lawyers.
Undecodable by virtue of application of 0 way hash function.
Odorless, silent, invisible, tasteless, weightless, shapeless, lacking
form and inert.
Contain non-linear random S-boxes (without a backdoor).
Self-escrowable to enable authorities to capture kiddie-porn people and
baddies but not the goodies ("but we'll only decode it with a court order, honest").
Not decryptable by exhaustive application of possible one time pads.
July 14th, 2005, 09:40 AM
So in other words ..
A Borg assimilated , self distructing , regenarating password of 8 characters with the DNA of a Cameleon and using the alphabet of the Vulcans might be considered a safe password.
Yeah I think mine is safe ... though might have to find that cameleon first to be sure
Back when I was a boy, we carved our own IC's out of wood.
July 16th, 2005, 08:23 PM
Dang thats a whole list of things. I think mine are safe. A few off them aren't thats for sure. It will be difficult to hold up those standards
July 17th, 2005, 01:52 PM
We can combine those password procedures with biometrics. When using the iris scan if they enter the wrong password on the keyboard, they get a shot of 10% OC (Pepper Spray) or while scanning the finger print of the index, if wrong - a couple of hornet stinks would be in order. And of course other physical attributes and retribution could be utilized to verify the user, but since this is rated "PG" thus far....
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July 17th, 2005, 02:58 PM
You have presented ... more than the steps needed to harden your password and boost its strength ... sticking to these steps can consolidate a great password ....
However, these steps will generate many phobias and rev up maddness if followed strictly... I don't recommend follwing all of them ....
\"The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards - and even then I have my doubts\".....Spaf
Everytime I learn a new thing, I discover how ignorant I am.- ... Black Cluster