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Strong Password Suggestions using a Password Chart

I think I came across one of the best strong password generators on the Internet at Password Chart. Picking a strong password is very important. A strong and secure password should go beyond just a simple number such as passw0rd where you replace the o with a zero(0) or a special character in the end such as password!. However, when you have to go picking numbers, special characters for a strong password of more than 7 characters, it can become hard to remember such a strong password.

For using the password chart, enter any common phrase you might use or known to you. For example, I used the phrase “the ipod rocks“. Now, using this phrase, the password chart generates a chart for you. If you are online, you can enter a password you wish to convert using this chart. You can enter a simple word or words here. For example, I used the word “zune” as a password I wished to convert to generate a strong password. I end up with a strong password of “%^Ed8u63G“. Once you generate a password chart, you can also print it out and use it for generating other strong passwords without the need to access the internet.

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Click here to access Password Chart and generate a strong password

Technical Information. How the Password Chart Generator works

1. An MD5 hash of the chart selection phrase is performed and the first 4 bytes of the hash is used as a random number seed to a Mersenne Twister pseudo-random number generator.
2. The password chart is then filled using sequences of 1 to 3 random upper and lower case letters and optionally numbers and punctuation by grabbing successive numbers generated from the Twister. The reason for the random sequence length is to make reversing the substitution cipher a bit harder.
3. The alphanumeric characters in the password is then converted using the chart.

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Author: Ajit Gaddam

Ajit Gaddam is an accomplished technology executive and is currently the Head of Security Engineering at Visa, where he is responsible for building large scale AI driven cybersecurity products, leading engineering programs, and providing expert guidance on cybersecurity matters. He has presented at conferences worldwide, including USENIX Enigma, RSA, Black Hat, Strata Data Hadoop, COSO Dublin, and GCS Ukraine. Ajit has been quoted by major media organizations and his work has been showcased in academic journals, security publications, and in two published books. He is an active participant in various open source and standards bodies, is a prolific inventor of disruptive technologies (over 100+ global patents), and moonlights as an instructor (SANS, community colleges).

4 thoughts on “Strong Password Suggestions using a Password Chart

  1. This program sure does create a strong password, but I am not sure if its function is that desired, as it leaves the user having to memorize a complex set of characters. The password created in the example might take numerous tries before it is encoded in the user’s mind.

  2. No doubt this program deliver very strong and complex password. But in Real world it very difficult to memorize it. When we are working in Real time application server or any critical application, we want to give immediate solution. Lot of time Log in to server, this time must be very short. So password not that much hard to work on it.

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