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Long Password Generator

The time of 8 character passwords is over. A 12-16 character long password is fairly standard these days, but more and more sites are allowing even longer passwords than that. Take Weebly.com for example which, allows up to 160 characters.

Long Password Generator

Most web browsers these days have a password manager which, takes away the pain of remembering long passwords, but that still leaves the difficulty of coming up with them in the first place. There are websites which will do it for you, but personally I prefer not to rely on 3rd parties.

Below is a simple Bash script I use for generating passwords. It's not pretty, but it works. You'll need to change '10000' to the password length you need. The password will be outputted as plain-text to a file called "password" in the present working directory (eg: your home directory). This script depends on: head, base64, sed, and bash. It also uses the urandom block device.

#!/bin/bash
length='10000'
head -c "$length" /dev/urandom | base64 -w 0 | sed 's/=//g' | sed 's///#/g' | sed 's/+/$/g' | head -c "$length" > password

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ninjasalesgroup

strongpasswordgenerator.com is what I have always used when needing to create passwords for customers in support. You may select the length of the password as well as what options are included. I hope this helps you out.



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MendasDigital

Thanks for pointing that site out Long Password Generator.

It appears to support passwords up to 4096 characters long, and generates them nice and quick too. I suspect one could edit the input form's "max" length setting to achieve longer passwords.

Not all password websites are trustworthy, but I took a look a quick glance at the page code for this one, and it looks like they are using Crypto.getRandomValues() in javascript as part of the generation process. So the passwords themselves appear to be well constructed. I didn't check to see if passwords were logged, but the website claims they aren't.



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MendasDigital

You may also like https://jamesdanielmarrsritchey.gitlab.io/ritchey-web-password-generator/ . The code is easy to vet for logging (or other malicious practices), because there isn't a ton to read through. It allows you to download your password as a text file Long Password Generator.



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vinaya

I did not know weebly accepts upto 160 characters password, in fact I even did not not password could be as long as 160 character. Normally I work with 8 character. When I create password, I use punctuation marks, numbers, alphabets with upper case. My password is something liker a bitcoin address. I save password on my browsers, which takes away pain of remembering password.



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MendasDigital

I was surprised as well that Weebly accepts 160 characters. I wonder how they arrived at a decision that 160 would be the max. Seems like a really random number.



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Tronia

Damn, 160 characters? that's like a small essay, haha.

I always have problems remembering my passwords from a lot of sites... then I have to keep resetting them and so on. I still find it hard to believe how many people use the same one password on every single page. Why would you ever use the same password for a forum and PayPal? makes no sense to me at all.

I don't really think I need a password generator. My passwords are all 6+ characters, cap locks, and numbers. That should suffice.



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MendasDigital

Most of my passwords aren't nearly that long, I even have a couple 6 character passwords, but I do have one that is over 600 characters Long Password Generator. Even if the site's database gets stolen, I doubt attackers will crack that one Long Password Generator.



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overcast

I personally use the LastPass. I think it is good enough for the long passwords. Also it can allow you the combination of letters, numbers and symbols. So it can be really good for many ways. I just don't think that long password generator would be good if you consider the password to write down somewhere. For me it can be hard to remember anything above 12 digit.



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johnfranklin1

I would prefer to generate the short password as I am too lazy for such things. I would love to have a short password, it dos not matter the combination of letters and numerics or the case sensitive. I don't know how people remember that long passwords. If they save it in explorer still they can have a problem if the windows crash.



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simplymh

Wow that is crazy you can have up to 160 characters! I would have never imagined. I would think a 8 to 12 character password would be enough.



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MendasDigital

My Twitter account password is 100,000 characters long Long Password Generator. I'm not sure what the maximum for Twitter is.



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wallet

Wow 160 characters is a long password that would take a lot of time to write it somewhere. I never use a password generator, i prefer to use a smaller and easy password to remember, ussualy I use something easy like my birth date or something important to me or my family!



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Fuzyon

I do understand why there are character limits on passwords since it would take a lot more storage power to store them but some sites are really unconsiderate with their limit - I found some that didn't allow passwords longer than 20 characters, it's a good way of getting accounts on your site hacked.



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MendasDigital

Plus if the password database is ever stolen, shorter passwords are more likely to be present in an attacker's rainbow table Long Password Generator.



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Okav1ator

I've never really had the need to have huge passwords since I normally stick to 1-2 passwords in total. However, I'll be sure to check out your script and possibly implement it into my password routine. Cheers!



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Fuzyon

I think 160 characters is good for the time being, but I reckon once hackers improve their scripts we will have passwords that will even reach 1000 characters. Password apps will be mandatory when that will inevitably happen. I think I'll just invest in some stocks for KeePass now that I think about it. Long Password Generator



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clara1993

Seriously? ?? 160 characters? Personally I think that's too much, I would not even make A 50characters password for fear of forgetting it! But now I see people saying they have a 100 000character password for their Twitter accounts, I'm just surprised because all my passwords are between 15 and 20 characters and sometimes I havecto reset them when I change devices!



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Authord

I think The manytools.org password generator allows you to create random passwords that are highly secure and extremely difficult to crack or
guess due to an optional combination of lower and upper case letters,
numbers and punctuation symbols.



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fishbate

Well i think it's too much for security, passwords are made to protect your content or files but having long passwords may not be the right way to protect it. There are some instances that it causes you delays specially when you forgot it because its too long. Also having long passwords will not guarantee you a full proof protections.

There are many ways that a hacker can get access to your files like back logging and spywares. Having long passwords may keep key software away from your files for a long time but eventually they will get in.

In my opinion awareness is the key for protection...



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MendasDigital

Awareness is huge, and you're right, there is no 100% effective protection. The main advantage of long passwords is protection against rainbow table attacks, because your password is more likely to be unique to you in all the world. These days, users aren't just protecting against someone trying to brute force login to their account, it's also important to protect against password database thefts.



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stbrians

A 160 character password! That is too long.Steemit has a 52 character password and you should not lose it. They do not generate or reolace passwords. If you lose it then you lose your money. Passwords are to be saved and backed up both electronically and virtually



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Corzhens

Pardon me for this comment because I am surprised by that long password generator that I’m sure was invented to give hackers a big headache. How could a hacker think of the right password when it is 100 characters long? But on the contrary, do you really think that it is practical to be using such a very long password for your own purpose? A short password that is a combination of letters and numbers would suffice for me because that would be easier to remember.



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MendasDigital

Longer passwords are more likely to be unique which decreases the likely hood of them existing on any rainbow tables, or being created through on the fly computer guesses.

A good password won't just protect you against some person typing in different passwords hoping one will grant access. It will also protect you against computerized brute force login attempts (which could be millions of guesses per second or more), and password database thefts.



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