Diceware

Glenn Fleishman (@GlennF) recently linked to a method for generating passphrases called Diceware.

@craigmod Switch to diceware-style ones, if you haven’t. It’s so goddamn much easier, even with 2x the characters of a random one.

— Glenn Fleishman (@GlennF) March 24, 2017

Being a fan of dice (d20 for life) I thought this was super cool and worth sharing.

The basic premise is (to quote Wikipedia):

Diceware is a method for creating passphrases, passwords, and other cryptographic variables using ordinary dice as a hardware random number generator. For each word in the passphrase, five rolls of the dice are required. The numbers from 1 to 6 that come up in the rolls are assembled as a five-digit number, e.g. 43146. That number is then used to look up a word in a word list. In the English list 43146 corresponds to munch. By generating several words in sequence, a lengthy passphrase can be constructed.

I dig this, it's an analog solution to a digital problem. The incredible folks at the EFF have a couple wordlists to get you started. Happy rolling! 🎲

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