On Tue, 20 Apr 1999, Gerhard Gonter wrote:
Some of our users complained about the automatically generated passwords that are sent out when a list is imported or if an admin subscribes someone. Especially the
and ^ characters are major problem because these may be treated as parts of composite characters in some enviroments (followed by a might be displayed as the same character as à in HTML) and so on. Also, upper case characters impose an extra mental burden ;)
Hm... I've long been using a replacement for the standard random
password generator that greates three word phrases separated by dashes (such as 'wise-red-fox') The words are randomly picked from a list for each position. with about 20-50 words in each list there's abt 100 thousand combos. If the list of words are picked right, the password phrases 'sort of' make sense, and thus are easy to remember.
(the caveat being the fact that since the phrases are words there is a language issue... Whatever)
-The Dragon De Monsyne