Not long ago, I was browsing the Tor network and came across several doxing sites. One of them in particular struck me because it was a list of social media accounts, including usernames and passwords. The passwords were what stood out the most, because they often looked like this:
After seeing that, I thought, “No wonder people get their passwords stolen so easily!” This was one of the things that led me to seek out a more secure password system, and one of the ones that I came across was the Diceware Passphrase System.
Diceware is a system used to create passphrases based on random rolls of physical dice. The dice rolls correspond to a long word list, wherein the outcomes of five dice rolls each stand for a single word, number, or letter combination. Here’s an example:
The words that the dice rolls represent (in this case) are taken from the official Diceware word list, which contains 7776 short words, abbreviations, and easy to remember character strings (in theory). Beyond the official list, there are alternate ones, such as the Beale Wordlist, as well. If you mix and match the different word lists, this