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Passphrase generation using awk
Given a requirement of generating a temporary passphrase that can be communicated over the phone to another person, I thought of XKCD #936 which suggests using four random words together as a passphrase. Then there's just the question of how to generate that easily. On each system there's a file containing a list of words somewhere, on OS X it's located at /usr/share/dict/words. This contains a good ~236,000 words on… Continue reading