Saturday, March 03, 2018

[eltiajwk] Short Diceware

We consider generating passwords using dice, inspired by Diceware.  However, unlike Diceware, we generate short, non-memorable passwords, intended for use with a password manager.

A-Z a-z 0-9 and two punctuation give 64 characters, suitable for 2 throws of a d8 (octahedron) die, looking up the letter in a compact table, in contrast to Diceware's very long lists.  The choice of the 2 punctuation characters depends on what punctuation is permitted for that site.

A d20 labeled with the 20 most common initial letters.  d24 and d30 exist as Catalan solids.  For d30, the 4 extra faces could be reroll, common letters (maybe vowels?), numbers, or punctuation.  Previously, on how to turn a random string into a sentence.

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