The ability to generate passphrases

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This has been suggested well over a year ago.

The most common method of creating passwords is using random numbers and letters but there is another method that is easier to remember, even when really long; a passphrase. A passphrase is either a random assortment of words of (as the name suggests) a phrase/sentence of some kind.

An example of a passphrase (I used this for my very first True Crypt partition nearly a decade ago):
theyretakingthehobbitstoisengard

That's a really easy password to remember and has the added benefit of being 39 characters long, making it absurdly hard to break.

The obvious way of implementing the first option (a random assortment of words) would be to take random words from a very large dictionary.
The probably not obvious way of doing option two would be to take a random string of words from a random website. I'm assuming your crawler caches webdata like everyone elses.

Suggested options: The ability to specify a word length, character length, random words, or an actual phrase of sorts.
• posted 4 years and 4 months ago • type: Goodie (Perl functions) Live

TV
This has been already implemented.

If you want pass-phrase: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=passphrase+10+...

If you want password: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=password+10+st...


Change number (10) to whatever you want.

Regards.
posted by TV 4 years and 3 months ago Link
Two
Odd, as when I tried it before making this suggestion I did not get anything.

Also, it needs to be added to the cryptography section of the Goodies list as it's not there

https://duckduckgo.com/goodies#Cryptogra...
posted by Two 4 years and 3 months ago Link
zac
Should be at the very top of that section, no? [https://www.dropbox.com/s/4wmf3z858bunr4t/Screenshot%202014-01-22%2012.10.01.png]
posted by zac Staff4 years and 3 months ago Link
Two
That creates a password, not a passphrase
posted by Two 4 years and 3 months ago Link
zac
Ahh, sorry! Totally misread that!
posted by zac Staff4 years and 3 months ago Link
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