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Pass Phrases are Easier

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Criteria: 25,000 words to chose fromPick 4 words at randomThat's 25,000 words raised to the 4th power, which equals 390,625,000,000,000,000 possibilities for a pass phrase using only lowercase letters.This happens to be about the same strength as a 9-10 digit alpha numeric password that you would make up yourself.However, most people capitalize one or more of the words witch adds more possibilities. 50,000 raised to the 4th or a really BIG number, and it has the same strength as a 10-11 character password using letters and numbers. If mutations are allowed, (special characters or changing letters to numbers, etc.) this increases the number of possibilities to 2.5 million unique words, which is also another very very LARGE number.  The best part is ... 
You can actually remember the pass phrase without having to right it down!!!!!!!

Source: https://xato.net/passwords/a…

Primo-vigesimo-centillion

primo-vigesimo-centillion is equal to 10366 in America, or 10726 in France and Germany. Like most illion numbers, it is part of an extended system of names. It is part of a naming scheme first proposed by Professor Henkle in 1904 and subsequently popularized in 1968 in an article by Dmitri Borgmann. In Henkles scheme the latin ordinals represent their corresponding values, while the cardinals represent multipliers to be applied primarily to the milli- prefix.Professor Henkles system is notable for being the earliest known attempt to extend the zillion series to the millionth member. It may also have served as the impetus and blue print later systems, including the popular Conway & Guy naming scheme. Source: http://googology.wikia.com/wiki/Primo-vigesimo-centillion