We all know people whose passwords are highly unoriginal, and more importantly, not very secure. From “12345” to “ABCDEFG” to the classic “password,” the simplest codes seem like they were created by an 11-year-old. There is one 11-year-old, however, who’s making money creating passwords more complex than your dad’s.
Sixth-grader Mira Modi started a small online business based on Diceware, a well-established method that uses dice to generate long passwords. The passwords are easy to remember but difficult enough to stump hackers.