Archive for August, 2010

Strong random password with a bookmarklet

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

I create all sorts of passwords rather often, be it for me or for my clients. Until today, I always sort of let my hands use the free-fall feature and generated some random characters just by dropping them onto the keyboard. Then I added upper/lower case character and a symbol here and there. I tried to use random password generators before but the above procedure was always faster than locating and executing a special-purpose application. Well, today it occurred to me that a bookmarklet would be a much better solution. The browser is always running and having the bookmarklet in the bookmark toolbar makes using it a single-click job.