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.
“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” Luke Chapter 23 Verse 46.
creates a password of
So HwJ11V35 Would be the shortest password for “He wept” – Gospel of John, chapter 11, verse 35.
For a more secure password:
TtkingswcatttitmsotttdotmaiwwatatmcttjandtothesatgapotpwariteohtsptepatiwatepitlattjinwaitlE8V9 for the longest verse of the Bible Ester 8:9
The password for Tim Tebow and a host of others would of course be FGsltwthghobstwbihsnpbhelJ3V16.
Now of course as a password scheme this is better than using “password” , “123456”, or monkey – but of course it would be easily susceptible to hacker attacks if the scheme became common as dictionary phrase lists of popular verses could easily be used. Traditionalist Catholics could be easily hacked using a Vulgate-based dictionary attack. Liberal Christians would be susceptible to their favorite bible verses involving non-judgement in them. People who subscribe to King James Version Onlyism would make it easy for hackers since they would only need one version.
It does make me wonders what Jesus would use as a password? He is pretty awesome at keeping some things secret when he wants to. For example what he wrote in the sand during the case of the women caught in adultery is still unknown. In fact if I make it to Heaven that is one thing I am sure to ask him. Though he would probably tell me “No one knows the letter, number, or Nonalphanumeric characters used, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.