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

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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.”
-Einstein

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