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What is a safe place/way for me to come up with a strong master password? I read another Super User post that mentioned GRC, but I'm not sure if that's safe/legitimate. What's the best place for me to go to create a random, long, good password? I really doubt just typing at random is a good choice, since there are biases for where fingers go.

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What would make GRC unsafe or illegitimate? –  ceejayoz Mar 3 '10 at 14:11

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Take a look at GetSecurePassword.com.

It’s an online password generator and password checker. The site offers a free windows application for password management as well.

Random Password Generator is the excellent and easy-to-use tool for getting new secure passwords. It allows you create secure passwords in one click of a button. Create single or multiple passwords of required length. The Password Generator provides set of options that allows your choose the required complexity of the password.

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I've used KeePass for a long time. It is a password managing software, and it has a password generator built it. Simple, reliable, works.

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How do you get this screen on KeePass? Are you using the version that requires .NET? –  Isxek Mar 3 '10 at 20:46
    
@Isxek - I got it from here. keepass.info/screenshots.html It doesn't require .NET. –  ldigas Mar 3 '10 at 21:07
    
@Idigas - Thanks! –  Isxek Mar 3 '10 at 22:11

The password managing browser add-on LastPass has a great password generator.

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I've been using Roboform for a long time now, and one of the things it does is create random passwords. It has a free and paid version, and I'm not sure off the top of my head if that feature is present on both.

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GRC is definitely legitimate. I don't think you could be any more legitimate. As far as passwords for wireless networks go (and other passwords in general where I can just pick the amount of characters I need from a very long string), I find GRC to be the most useful place to generate these pseudo-random passwords. Otherwise, a good head -c 8 /dev/urandom on a linux box doesn't hurt either.

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