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Bogatitus17-Apr-19 16:03
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Let me prefix this with having no background in the world of security whatsoever, but I did have an idea that I believe could have some merit and I thought I’d see what others thought.

It occurred to me that an OS with a "private key" of my choosing, several algorithmic options to use in conjunction with that key and some specification (length/charset) of the desired output, could have a mode designed to "alter" my input based on those data points. No actual password would be stored, but my password of "password1" could be turned into 180 characters for me by the OS while in what I call "password mode". Unless someone is using my private key, my selected algorithm, and my character set criteria, then nobody could reproduce the same output as me by typing password1.

In my mind, this private key works similar to a cypher (yes I am that far out of my depth) and could be my dogs name or an entire paragraph from my favorite book. The algorithms would need to do all of this in such a way where each subsequent character is an entirely new (but repeatable) character footprint. So, even if you type 11111 for your password, each new instance of 1 has an entirely different burst of (20'ish) characters representing the next instance of the 1 key.

This probably wouldn't change how we would log into an OS, but I do believe everyone using garbled 120+ character passwords overnight would go a long ways towards securing ourselves on individual websites. I also believe it would be extremely helpful to keep my password and change my private key when I find out a wesbite I use has been compromised.
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