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Passwords can become 70% more Effective

Passwords currently lock a system from a hacker. But what I propose is the use of "large primes" that unlock the password for the user, the keys only known by the user----not stored in the computer---and the keys initially generated by
simply English phrases the user can remember. Thus, the password, a composite---even if known by the hacker can not be unlocked as it would be a huge composite unfactorable. If "Alice" types in "Eddie ate tickets in 733." And "Joe lives for marshmallows." The PC would generate two large primes to represent each message and create the password---an immense compposite number. Assuming no key logger was watching, the PC was clean. Eve who listens in later and gets the password can't break it because the English phrases and the prime equivalents were not stored, only the composite, which Eve can't break. Alice breaks it later to get into her machine by typing in the phrases and the machine finds that these are the two primes and unlocks her machine.

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  • Nov 24 2012: Kitty Hawk and Jean-Charles Longuet:

    Thanks for the conversation...to Kitty: see the latest "Wired" on the death of the password. I must admit I don't know what you mean "password not logged" because what you type in has to be compared to some data in your PC or it doesn't constitute THE password, even if it is not in a file of .pwd...it is somewhere or what you type is as wrong as anything else. So is my password, but being a trapdoor min e won't unlock---knowing it.
    Jean-Charles....again, thanks. I couldn't imagine I had something original but just haven't heard of anything like my trapdoor password. But no... it is not merely harder, not merely long that counts. What counts is you can't factor the composite. Brute force and dictionary stuff may help due to hash, but my trapdoor means only two numbers will break the composite and finding them without a known algorithm....only different primes are in my proposal...and only two for a huge number. There is no known mathematical rule that can reverse my process....trapdoor.

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