I wish they would stop with marketing mumbo-jumbo and explain what’s going on? I refreshed and it stayed the same, leading me to believe that they fingerprint the browser. But, I have no idea if this is the case?
Anyone have more context about this?
Recommendation: DO NOT USE.
I fear you missed the all import satire tag …
To be fair, the satire on the actual page is a little thin. The bit about “ambiguous characters” tipped me off, but most of the rest reads like real VC-backed startup copy.
VC-backed startup copy advertising one particular password as the most secure password which everyone should use sounds a lot like satire to me.
“Ambiguous characters,” while fishy, I assumed a linked paper/research would define.
This obviously got me, but I’ll also admit that I’ve seen tons of real research pages that are similar. Throw a little modern CSS/design on something, and its easy to make it seem legit. Plus, everyone has a take on solving the password problem making this even more believable.
You are right. I did.
It might need to be appear in red. Either a patch for lobste.rs or a greasemonkey script? :)
I believe it’s in the vein of https://xkcd.com/221/, though less obviously satirical.
(To be clear, the relative subtlety of the satire makes it a bad joke. It’s a safe bet that password will start ending up in dumps within a few months.)
To experiment: the first ten characters of the SHA256 of the password I get (excluding trailing newline, that is, as copied by the “copy” button) are 5121508d3e. I’m assuming it’s the same for everyone, because it would be a lot of work for a stupid joke for it to be otherwise, but now we can find out!
It’s not like I’m going to use the thing.
Amusingly, mine is the same.
I got something different. No, I didn’t, that is the whole joke :)
Nice discussion, and I really like the “freedom-positive” in the context of this quote: ‘So, it’s “freedom positive”, [the GPL] only gives freedom without taking any away.’