September 25, 2011 in Utilities (F)
[prMac.com] Rome, Georgia - 13Cubed has introduced APG 2Go 1.0, which generates passwords with two, three, or four random common dictionary words. It displays length and approximate bits of entropy. These types of passwords are among the most difficult to crack during brute-force attacks. Mathematicians have proven that the length of the password is often more important than the complexity.
For example, if a person had the password "$3cureP@ssword!" versus a password based on four common yet unrelated dictionary words such as "supermarket-gallery-hang-voyage", the latter would take far longer to crack during a brute-force attack. Additionally, people who are forced to use complex passwords often write them down. However, a password based on four common English words is much easier for someone to remember, and at the same time secure.
The word list used by APG 2Go contains 4,702 common English words. The list was obtained from the Trinity College Department of Computer Science Cryptology Resources Index. Words less than 4 characters in length and contractions have been removed from the list included in APG 2Go.
A Mac version of APG 2Go, entitled APG, is also available from 13Cubed.com. The Mac version provides the same functionality and is also available for free. Users are encouraged to visit our website and submit feedback and/or feature requests for future versions of APG and APG 2Go.
* iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 0.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
APG 2Go 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.
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