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hi

a new idea ! Is it possible to have a password-Generator tool ? we need that to Generator a lot of password for all of my accounts 

thx

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It have nothing to do with what Malwarebytes do, and also, tons of them exists online. I use LastPass and they have that feature, so I use it all the time.

Here, you can see for yourself:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=random+password+generator&oq=random+password+gene&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l4.2119j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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24 minutes ago, Aura said:

It have nothing to do with what Malwarebytes do, and also, tons of them exists online. I use LastPass and they have that feature, so I use it all the time.

Here, you can see for yourself:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=random+password+generator&oq=random+password+gene&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l4.2119j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

ok but I hope those tools over there not coming with bundle crap  ! I will try it thx

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Some of them are web based and you don't have to download/install anything. So I really doubt they came with PUPs. Whenever you install something, you should investigate the source first, make sure it's a safe product, and pay close attention to the EULA and the steps during the setup, to make sure the installer doesn't sneak it additional programs.

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Secure Password Generator

 

v4mW@4D_435YnNGgCLka!UTJEvdkw%az*

Norton Identity Safe. Password Manager

Can also generate online at the Norton site.

 

This PWGen has got to be the KING of Password Generators. More options and features than even Keepass

PWGen is a professional password generator capable of generating large amounts of cryptographically-secure passwords—“classical” passwords, pronounceable passwords, pattern-based passwords, and passphrases consisting of words from word lists. It uses a “random pool” technique based on strong cryptography to generate random data from indeterministic user inputs (keystrokes, mouse handling) and volatile system parameters. PWGen provides lots of options to customize passwords to the users’ various needs. Additionally, it offers strong text encryption and the creation of random data files (which can be used as key files for encryption utilities, for example).

http://pwgen-win.sourceforge.net/

!(Hk'Re7`MPAx*W)-cT%o.KpU3Xwjg_Nm<4V\qh]YLr$9zaF}C=[i+?tb^uEn:J@f,y&{>"/;#~dvs

 

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Unfortunately passwords that are too long and complex are just as bad as ones that are too short and simple.   While they can't be easily guess, predicted through a dictionary" attack or brute-force, they come with their own problems.

When passwords that are too long and complex they are vulnerable to syntax errors and account lockouts.  They also can not be committed to memory easily and must be written down.

Passwords are best when created as a modified passphrase or mnemonic using a complex arrangement of characters.  They should be created with a "theme" or "algorithm".  When this is down not only will the password be committed to memory but you will know what the password used to be, what it is now and what it will be when you next change it.


Example:

My$Car2Day76

The password used Upper, lower, special character and numbers and is 12 digits long. The "theme" or "algorithm" is "My Dollar car Today" with a number.  The last time the password was changed the number was "75".  The password number now is "76".  When the password needs to be changed again it will be "77".


For situations where one has a myriad of accounts and associated Logon Names, Passwords and Challenge Questions. Here is what I suggest...

Place the;  Name of the site, The URL of the site, The Logon Name, Password and Challenge Questions in an Excel Spreadsheet with each row being a site.  The list can be sorted on the "Name of the site" column.

When you save the spreadsheet, you choose Encrypt ( Protect ) the Excel Spreadsheet and assign a Strong Password ( as with my example above ) and you may also choose the "Advanced" option and selecting the level of encryption.

This way you will have an encrypted, password protected, spreadsheet with all your credentials.

If you want additional protection, you can place that encrypted, password protected, spreadsheet in a password protected ZIP or RAR file.  Here you would basically use the same password as the Excel Spreadsheet except you would add a choice set of characters such as "$$" [  My$Car2Day76$$  or  $My$Car2Day76$  ].

The idea here is that you are in full control of your own passwords and the processes used and the thoughts behind them will enforce your ability to commit this Personal and Private information to memory.

 

References:

Add protection in your Excel worksheet

Plan cryptography and encryption settings for Office 2013

 

 

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Actually, as long as the length is reasonably long and is not in any dictionary it does not need to be complex at all and cannot be brute forced either. Not that a tool couldn't be made to try to make it easier but I've not seen any out there that address it. Take for example this password. There is no way anyone or any tool will be able to decode it. Caveat, there are tools now that can sample the password instantly from memory if run on the local computer where the password is contained. There is even software now that previously could not decrypt my local Windows password. I ran the updated tool last year and it instantly decodes my strong password. Bottom line is given enough time and resources no password can be considered safe from decoding. However unless the Government is after you then a password like below would be safe from practical decoding.

thisismysimpletestbrown2green

However, if you chose some pass-phrase that is in some dictionary or table then all bets are off and it will be decoded.

But, that is typically more so for advanced computer users. The "average" computer user is going to use programs like LastPass as they make it very simply to have different, secure passwords and available to them from different devices by logging into a Web interface even. Certainly much safer than how many people manage passwords by writing them down on a piece of paper that they keep with them or by their work and home computers. If you're carrying it around with you on paper and you lose it... well, we know where that's going.

 

 

 

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