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Diceware password creation
Diceware passwords are generated by rolling a six-sided dice five times to generate a five-digit number, which corresponds to a single word.

Easy to remember password

Host: Chris

Instruction on how to create a strong passwords or passphrase with the Diceware system.

  1. Roll 5 dice at once. Read and write down the results from left to right. If you have only one dice roll it 5 times.
  2. Your result looks something like this: 2, 4, 6, 2, 3.
  3. Open the EFF Diceware wordlist and find the corresponding word to that number. Don’t use the find function, scroll.
  4. Repeat the process until you have a total of six words. The final result will be something like this: 24623 61262 66453 64343 56261 54552 (effort superglue work unpack steam skirt).
  5. Come up with your own mnemonic to remember your phrase. Something like: The effort to superglue me to work is to unpack and steam my skirt.

Your passphrase is one of 221073919720733357899776 (or about 2⁷⁷) alternatives. Meaning national intelligence agencies who have the power to process 100 trillion and probably even more combinations per second could crack that phrase in about 24 years or less.

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