Passwords and passphrases – upgrade your password security

I recently upgraded my password security after reading an Intercept article about passphrases vs passwords.

The skinny: passphrases are better when it comes to something like a master password, or for locking or encrypting a local folder or drive, but for individual websites, random passwords generated by a password generator (such as LastPass) are quite good enough. The article I read said that a 5-word passphrase should be good enough, but apparently no longer. Now 6 is the minimum.

A more complete article can be found here: https://www.cloudwards.net/how-to-set-up-a-strong-password/

Diceware, the solution offered in many articles, including the ones above, seems like an easy-to-implement, analog way to create secure passphrases. Don’t delay, upgrade your master password today. Use a passphrase.


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