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Re: Human Typable Shared Secret (make-passwd.scm)

From: Nala Ginrut
Subject: Re: Human Typable Shared Secret (make-passwd.scm)
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:08:14 +0800

Thanks for sharing!
It's inspired me to add such passwd generator to Artanis as a plugin in
the future. ;-)

On Thu, 2015-06-18 at 07:56 +0200, Michael Titke wrote:
> Whenever you would like to do something very very important you probably 
> will need a new password for subscribing to a mailing list, creating 
> another on-line account and else. After some passwords you start to 
> develop a scheme on how to easily create new passwords in your mind but 
> it remains daunting. The password storage and retrieval is already done 
> by Firefox, Thunderbird, Key Chain and Account Managers but the password 
> creation is still left to the user who - as a matter of fact - only 
> needs to memorize his master password.
> To fill the gap I have written a small command line utility in Guile 
> Scheme which serves my needs.
> Human Typable Shared Secret (System Scheme)
> This implementation creates a human typable shared secret
> especially for protecting online accounts and it should be used in
> conjunction with keychains or password managers. It is defined to
> not use certain special characters which are known to be difficult
> to find if the keyboard layout in software doesn't match the actual
> inscriptions on the keys. It is designed to remain usable on
> paper backups. Its shared secrets have the property of being
> hard (but not impossible) to communicate by oral speech. They are
> also hard to memorize especially when you can look at them only for
> a short time.

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