Passwords in ASCII Art

I haven’t thought about ASCII art text images being used for passwords in a long time. I remembered the idea when I read a post written by hackers who were trying to create software which would crack ASCII art passwords based on repeated characters.

ASCII art as a password is pretty unique still. Don’t worry too much about hackers cracking your password. Just make your ASCII art a bit more complicated, using more variety in the characters you choose and include numbers and letters too.  Of course, the ASCII has to be one line.

Think of it as a good reason to work on creating new one line ASCII art.

Addendum – I found a link which generates an ASCII password, randomly. It’s not ASCII art but if you wandered into this post expecting something else, this could help.

A Bit of Stuff


One line dragon ASCII art. I’m using it for my sig line at NeoPets.

“Language is a virus from outer space.” — William S. Burroughs
“Say everything as simply as possible, but no simpler.”

The purpose of words is to convey ideas. When the ideas are grasped, the
words are forgotten.
–Chuang Tzu

Words — so innocent and powerless as they are,
as standing in a dictionary,
how potent for good and evil they become
in the hands
of one who knows how to combine them.
–Nathaniel Hawthorne

All writing is a form of prayer.
— John Keats