Simple password generators

We all need passwords all the time… Yet, according to recent studies, between 30% and 60% of people use the same password for all their accounts! See [1] [2] and more…

For those of us that do need (or better yet, do want) a good password, unique to each application – system account, encrypted partition, ssh pubkeys, server administration, etc. etc. – we need a good generator; don’t forget that simple random typing also decreases entropy!

Here are 2 simple password generators I use (easy to carry around on your flash); both of them use what is readily available on most *nix systems.
Feel free to post your favourite one in comment, so that we all can learn and prosper!

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