Perfect Passwords: Poems

October 23, 2015

ISI's Kevin Knight and Marjan Ghazvininejad headline The Washington Post's "Wonkblog" technology column on October 23, 2015 - the second time this month the Post column has featured ISI researchers. This week's Wonkblog focuses on creating the Holy Grail of passwords: sequences that are simultaneously highly memorable and virtually impossible to crack.

Knight and Ghazvininejad hit on the idea of generating rhyming, nonsensical couplets from the entire contents of a dictionary. Here's how to memorize a random 60-bit string; email the duo to generate your own.