In honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, as posted in a recent blog by Jon Oltsik, I’m taking a detour from network-specific topics by discussing an issue that almost everyone has to deal with, which is “how strong is my password?” Here’s pop-quiz based on a XKCD comic on that topic.
Question: Which one of these two passwords is stronger? (i.e., harder to guess by computer)
- “Tr0ub4dor&3” (that’s troubadour in leetspeak)
- “correct horse battery staple” (I inserted the spaces between the four words to make it easier to read)