The most popular is Arnold Reinhold’s Diceware list, first published in This list contains 7, words, equal to the number of possible. We’ll walk you through how to use EFF’s Long Wordlist [.txt] to generate a You can also use Arnold G. Reinhold’s Diceware word list, the original and still very. Diceware is a method for creating passphrases, passwords, and other cryptographic variables The original diceware word list consists of a line for each of the 7, possible five-die combinations. One excerpt: mulct mule.

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Here is a sample passphrase:.

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Sign up using Facebook. Take a few minutes and learn how to do it right. The security of both systems depends on the strength of the passphrase you chose. Write down the results on a scrap of paper in groups of five rolls:. Diceware wordlist passphrase examples: Transparent – there are no “trust me”s.

The numbers from 1 to 6 that come up in the rolls are assembled as a five-digit number, e. Had she used Diceware, the author’s sister’s very first passphrase would have been totally secure and known only to her.

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Originally, inDiceware creator Arnold Reinhold considered five words 64 bits the minimal length needed by average users. A seven, eight or nine word pass phrase is recommended for wofd value uses such as dicewade disk encryption, BitCoin, and the like. We recommend a minimum of six words for use with GPG, wireless security and file encryption programs. The result is that software could hypothetically autocomplete or correct spelling to help the user.


It contains many obscure words like “eagan” and “scurry” diecware are hard to remember how to spell. You should also start over if your passphrase is a recognizable sentence or phrase in the language you are using. I attempted to excluded eord obscenities and racial slurs, but there are words in my list that have dual meanings in English slang and it is possible that a randomly generated passphrase could have offensive meaning.

We still think having a short passphrase is worth the bother of learning an unfamiliar word or remembering simple strings such as nnnn or xg, but the choice is purely a matter of taste, not security. These situations are extremely rare.

It contains many very short words, so it is possible for a strong dicfware Diceware password to only be 6 characters long. Weak passwords and passphrases are one of the most common flaws in computer security.

Or maybe you can find a list of words taught to children on a teaching resources site of some kind I was not able to find a long enough list for free.


Where I have an issue is with the word list itself. Short passwords are mostly OK for logging onto computer system that are programmed to detect multiple incorrect guesses and to protect the stored passwords properly, but they are not safe for use with encryption systems.

More importantly, you are showing the user an example of what a password looks like. Here is a sample Dutch passphrase:. An alternative listedited by Alan Beale, contains fewer Americanisms and obscure words.

Pass words are usually short, six to ten characters.

If you want common words, why not find lists of words for teaching language to non-native speakers, such as the New General Service List? Retrieved 4 December RU — Russian word list provided by “kitten,” and a version in rtf.

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Diceware is a highly secure system for generate passwords. Ben 2, 6 If you want a stronger passphrase, select an additional word using the diceware method. Post as a guest Name. Views Read Edit View history. You can also find the word list as an Appendix to Internet Secrets.