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Comment long random passwords (Score 1) 615

it seems to me, if your password is random, mixed-case alphanumeric, and fairly long, there is an added layer of security against a brute-force hash attack like this. that being that the incorrect hashes will just be jumbled strings of letters and numbers... but the correct password will be, as well. how would such an attack differentiate the valid password from the invalid in this situation?

Comment Re:Why... (Score 1) 43

and surely the hydrogen will now boil off?

my suspicion would be that the hydrogen is expected to escape, and that the cryostat was to prevent damage to the instruments due to sudden major temperature changes. I could be completely wrong, though.

Comment supergenpass (Score 1) 1007

SuperGenPass is a good option for online passwords. especially since the website lets you customize the bookmarklet before you download it. though why there is an option to hardcode your master password into the bookmarklet, thereby completely defeating the security of it, is beyond me. conversely, the option to have it store a hash of your master password and compare it against the master pass you type in the field is nice... especially if you're like me and prone to typographical errors.

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