Generating passwords with Mathematica

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Generating passwords with Mathematica

Postby Kathy_Bautista » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:36 pm

Did you know you can generate passwords in Mathematica? Try entering this...

= create a password with 8 characters

If you want to see how strong the password is, click on the + ("Show all results"), and scroll down to the "Properties of password type" table. Here you'll find the time to enumerate your password (how long it will take a computer to crack your password, assuming 100,000 passwords/second) and the password entropy (it will take 2^n attempts to discover your password during a brute force search).

To make the password stronger, click "Use Specific Password Rules Instead". This will allow special characters so that the password becomes more complex.

This might be an interesting excercise for a computer science or math class...

-Kathy
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