Having a secure password for your online accounts is increasingly important, especially considering the growing problem of data breaches and fraudulent online activity.
To the rescue: eleven-year-old Mira Modi, an unsuspecting password expert based in New York City, who not only provides secure pass phrases but is also turning a profit from it.
High-Tech Passwords You Don't Have To Memorize
Modi, founder of company DiceWARE, provides a complex pass phrase comprised of six words to her customers for a $4 fee.
She generates these cryptically secure passwords by rolling dice to select words at random from an encoded list. The age-old technique is called Diceware, which is a password generation strategy created by security researcher Arnold G. Reinhold.
"The Diceware method create strong passwords that are easy to remember but extremely difficult for hackers to crack," Modi's website explains. "Passwords contain random words from the dictionary, such as: alger klm curry blond puck horse."
Your Thought Is The Password
When the words are strung together into a series of six phrases, they are increasingly safe and yet simple to remember.
When Modi gets an order to generate a password, she rolls her dice and jots down the phrases on a sheet of paper. She sends the final product via the U.S. Postal Service to the customer - and suggests that the customer add some characters or symbols so even she doesn't know the end result.
Watch the short video to see more.