[TUHS] NSFW passwords

William Cheswick ches at cheswick.com
Wed Mar 13 02:47:12 AEST 2024

Ron Harden’s insult generator solved the NSFW passphrase problem.  It is available at
https://cheswick <https://cheswick/>.com/insults

> On Mar 12, 2024, at 12:23 PM, Paul Winalski <paul.winalski at gmail.com> wrote:
> One problem with random password generation is to avoid generating
> passwords that are or contain naughty words.  VAX/VMS version 4.0
> added an option for random password generation.  They had a very
> extensive list of naughty words in many different languages to filter
> the random passwords.  During beta test they got a bug report from a
> high school.  The naughty words text file was world-readable and
> students were amusing themselves by reading it.  At release the file
> was protected so that only privileged users could read it.

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