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  2. Password strength - Wikipedia

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    Most password managers can automatically create strong passwords using a cryptographically secure random password generator, as well as calculating the entropy of the generated password. A good password manager will provide resistance against attacks such as key logging, clipboard logging and various other memory spying techniques. See also

  3. Password - Wikipedia

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    Pieris Tsokkis and Eliana Stavrou were able to identify some bad password construction strategies through their research and development of a password generator tool. They came up with eight categories of password construction strategies based on exposed password lists, password cracking tools, and online reports citing the most used passwords.

  4. Random number generation - Wikipedia

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    Random number generation is a process by which, often by means of a random number generator (RNG), a sequence of numbers or symbols that cannot be reasonably predicted better than by random chance is generated. This means that the particular outcome sequence will contain some patterns detectable in hindsight but unpredictable to foresight.

  5. Managing your passwords - AOL Help

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    Maximize your password protection today! Strong protection. Storage - Keep all your usernames and passwords in one secure place. Auto-fill - Have your logins auto-populated so you don't have to remember them or be denied access for typing them wrong. Password generator - Don't select passwords that hackers can easily figure out. Use the ...

  6. Password manager - Wikipedia

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    Some password managers include a password generator. Generated passwords may be guessable if the password manager uses a weak random number generator instead of a cryptographically secure one. A strong password manager will include a limited number of false authentication entries allowed before the password manager is locked down and requires ...

  7. Cryptographic hash function - Wikipedia

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    The salt randomizes the output of the password hash, making it impossible for an adversary to store tables of passwords and precomputed hash values to which the password hash digest can be compared. The output of a password hash function can also be used as a cryptographic key.

  8. Key (cryptography) - Wikipedia

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    Key vs password. A password is a memorized series of characters including letters, digits, and other special symbols that are used to verify identity. It is often produced by a human user or a password management software to protect personal and sensitive information or generate cryptographic keys.

  9. Pre-shared key - Wikipedia

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    A sufficiently long, randomly chosen, key can resist any practical brute force attack, though not in principle if an attacker has sufficient computational power (see password strength and password cracking for more discussion). Unavoidably, however, pre-shared keys are held by both parties to the communication, and so can be compromised at one ...