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Mac OS has a built in password generator. It is a little bit hidden behind the key icon in System Preferences / Accounts / Change password. The memorable option is quite nice as it even conjugates words (my screenshot shows the German version):

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My question is: Where does this helper get its words and even variants of words? Is there a complex dictionary where it can look them up for the specific language?

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I've only used OSX in it's English settings. OSX has an inbuilt dictionary for system-wide spellcheck, definitions etc. I imagine it uses this for memorable passwords, with the Size slider determining the limit on the size of the words that are plucked from said dictionary.

  • That's true, but it contains only English words, no matter what system language you're running. – Norbert Jul 23 '11 at 17:43

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