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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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Note that the EFF says it has screened its word list to remove all potentially offensive words. These files are formatted with dicewre columns and 54 lines per page.

Diceware Word List Comparisons

When you are done, the words that you have found are your new passphrase. Their long list contains words, so its security is exactly the same as the Diceware word list. Make as many of these five-digit groups as you want words in your passphrase.

For the EFF short lists, I’m using 8 words to reach the same level of security.

You will need 6 times 5 or 30 dice rolls. So what matters is how easy is it to remember. It contains many very short words, so it is possible for a strong six-word Diceware password to only be 6 characters long. Here is a sample Portuguese passphrase:.


The creator of Diceware addresses some of these issues in the FAQ. All this assumes, of course, that you actually keep your passphrase a secret. You may be able to find frequency analysis of a kind in spell checker lists to obtain and focus a list from there. Oct 23 ’17 at Post as a guest Name.

Here is a sample Turkish passphrase:. Take a few minutes and learn how to do it right. So does the open-source version, GnuPG. But it’s what you’re going to enter into the little box labeled “password,” so close enough.

Where I have an issue is with the eord list itself.

Diceware Word List Comparisons

Write down the results on a scrap of paper in groups of five rolls:. Write on a hard surface — not on a pad of paper.

The contents of the word list do not have to be protected or concealed in any way, as the security of a Diceware passphrase is in the number of words selected, and the number of words each selected word could be taken from. For example, means your next passphrase word would be “clip” see wod excerpt from the list, above.


It contains many obscure words like “eagan” and “scurry” that are hard dlceware remember how to spell. There is a French word list by Matthieu Weber, in several formats. To use the Diceware list you will need one or more dice.

Here is a sample Slovak passphrase:. You then llist up each group of five rolls in the Diceware word list by finding the number in the list and writing down the word next to the number:. Then just look up the corresponding word list entry.

Pass words are usually short, six to ten characters.

It contains problematic words like “rape” and “negro” that I can’t reasonably use in a passphrase I want to send to aord third party. To help myself decide, I had a computer program roll up a bunch of passwords for each system so I could get a sense of how memorable they were before doing my real roll.

Here is a sample Slovenian passphrase:. This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat I would argue that temporary passwords should meet your password strength policy just the same as permanent ones.