November 1, 2015

11-year-old Indian-origin girl in US sells secure passwords

An enterprising 11-year-old Indian-origin girl in the US has started her own business selling cryptographically secure passwords generated by dice rolls.

Mira Modi, a sixth grader in New York City, has her own website and generates six-word Diceware passphrases for her customers at US $2 each. Diceware is a well-known decades-old system for coming up with passwords. It involves rolling a dice as a way to generate random numbers that are matched to a long list of English words

Those words are then combined into a non-sensical string that exhibits true randomness and is therefore difficult to crack. These passphrases have proven relatively easy for humans to memorise.


Also - what is diceware

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