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Comment Re:PasswordSafe (Score 1) 415

Such passphrases are EXTREMELY weak

They're actually not. Assuming you know the dictionary (and there are a bunch out there, so that's a heck of an assumption), if they do it according to the algorithm (using ACTUAL DICE), there are 6^5*W possible combinations where W = the number of words in the passphrase. Use W = 8 if you like. That's 640 or about 2103.3 possible combinations, assuming you do it right.

Any half way good password manager will copy them for you. Keepass on Windows and Android does, for example, and it's implemented in a secure way. You don't even have to display the password on screen, so no danger of shoulder surfing.

The point of the diceware passphrase is that one uses it as a password on one's KeePass (or Password Safe) database. Since it's all lower case, it's easier to type on a phone.

Comment Getty screwed up (Score 5, Interesting) 216

If you dig around a bit, you'll see that the artist did not make her photos public domain. She licensed them to the Library of Congress and gave a permissive license for anyone else to use them --- presumably including to sell them --- as long as users give notification that the these are the photographer's work. Nonetheless, she retains copyright. This is basically a BSD-style license. Getty is not only suing her for using her own copyrighted work, but is also not informing customers that they're her work, in violation of the license. She's suing to preserve the terms of her license.

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