👍 #882 - Do Random Words Make Better Passwords?
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How can it be? Three random words might make for a better password?
Depending on your definition of "better", it's possible, says the UK's National Cyber Security Center. Depending on what you might do otherwise, it can also be quite practical.
Do Random Words Make Better Passwords? has the details.
Also this week:
- In the market for an external drive? I have thoughts.
- I installed Windows 11 on a machine. I have thoughts.
- CHKDSK on "RAW" drives? Nope. That's often a sign of a deeper problem.
We had an unexpected interruption that prevented this week's episode. Coming up in our next episode: speaking of unexpected, I took Windows 11 a tad further than I'd planned.
See you next week!
This Week's Featured Article
Do Random Words Make Better Passwords?
They're at least easier to type and remember.
As few as three random words make better passwords than strings of random characters -- but not, perhaps, for the reasons you think.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
What External Drive Should I Get?
|I'll review the characteristics of external drives and include a couple of specific recommendations.|
Windows 11 First Impressions
|I installed Windows 11, and share some of my impressions.|
What Does "CHKDSK Is Not Available for RAW Drives" Mean?
|CHKDSK can't check an empty drive, and Windows considers RAW to mean empty.|
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What Does "CHKDSK is Not Available for RAW Drives" Mean?Drive not formatted error: CHKDSK is Not Available for RAW Drives
Windows 11 First ImpressionsI installed Windows 11 on the day of its initial availability, and share some of my impressions.
Do Random Words Make Better Passwords?As few as three random words make better passwords than strings of random characters, but not, perhaps, for the reasons you think.
What External Drive Should I Get?I'll review the characteristics of external drives and include a couple of specific recommendations.
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