Bishop claims the Bible can help with password security

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A British Bishop claims that the Bible can provide invaluable support.. for those who want to use a better password online.

The Bishop of Rochester in Kent, is urging his congregation this Easter to use Bible quotations to help them remember their website passwords.

According to The Right Reverend James Langstaff, “The Bible offers a life-long source of new passwords, that can include both upper and lower case letters and numbers to help create memorable, secure passwords.”

The Bishop has suggested that users choose their favourite passage from the Bible, take the first letter from each word in the quote, and then append the chapter and verse.

For instance,

“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” Luke Chapter 23 Verse 46.

creates a password of

FiyhIcmsL23V46

This sounds very much like the technique for how to create a more…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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