Create An Unhackable Password By Using Dice

Ahmed Bilal
Posted 2 years ago

What’s the best way here to keep your information at the highest level of security?  Especially, when hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated and are breaking into more areas of interest by using modern techniques and latest technology. The best solution to this is to use a passphrase in order to make your valuable information secured.dice 1

The passphrase will take hackers approximately 27 million years to guess

Passphrase is basically a combination of several words that can be harder for the hackers to find out than the average Joe password. But the problem lies with the difficulty in remembering those strings of words that are themselves so intimidating because of the utter randomness of the words. So, in order to overcome that issue, we end up using our everyday likes and usage of materials which allows the hackers sophisticated techniques to analyze and find out what can be the possible password and thus they are successfully able to crack it (it doesn’t really help when people put ‘password’ as their passcode). So technology journalist Micah Lee over at the Intercept finally came up with a much better solution than ever which is surprisingly the usage of a dice.

This particular method at hand is known as “Diceware” technique. This diceware technique comprises of a thirty seven pager list of words where each corresponds to a different five digit number. The question arises as to how this technique actually works. What all you need to do is to roll the dice a certain minimum number of times in order to come up with the five random numbers. This will eventually enable you to know the first word you need to use in the passphrase. The steps mentioned above needs to be repeated unless you have the seven words long passphrase which will be hard for the NSA and even Chinese hackers to know.

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According to Lee:


“What you’re doing here is generating entropy, extracting true randomness from nature and turning it into numbers,”

It’s a great new research since what you’ll possibly get as your passphrase will be a lot easier than a string of numbers or symbols which makes absolutely no sense at all and are difficult to remember such as f0:9oaMjj1./’@%L.  According to Lee’s analysis there is a chance of one in almost 1,719,070,799,748,422,591,028,658,176 chances that somebody can actually get the correct paraphrase that you have as your pass-code which is pretty much impossible, hence it’s a much more secure way of making your information safer than ever before.

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