Edit Package perl-Crypt-GeneratePassword

GeneratePassword - generate secure random pronounceable passwords


Crypt::GeneratePassword generates random passwords that are (more or less)
pronounceable. Unlike Crypt::RandPasswd, it doesn't use the FIPS-181 NIST
standard, which is proven to be insecure. It does use a similar interface, so
it should be a drop-in replacement in most cases.

If you want to use passwords from a different language than english, you can
use one of the packaged alternate unit tables or generate your own. See below
for details.

For details on why FIPS-181 is insecure and why the solution used in this
module is reasonably secure, see "A New Attack on Random Pronounceable Password
Generators" by Ravi Ganesan and Chris Davies, available online in may places -
use your favourite search engine.

This module improves on FIPS-181 using a true random selection with the word
generator as mere filter. Other improvements are better pronounceability using
third order approximation instead of second order and multi-language support.
Drawback of this method is that it is usually slower. Then again, computer
speed has improved a little since 1977.

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