11-Year-Old Sells Secure Passwords Over The Internet For $2 Each


An 11-year-old has built her own internet business, selling cryptographically secure passwords she creates herself.

Earlier this month, 11-year-old Mira Modi set up her own site, where she generates six-word long passwords by hand, and sells them for $2 each.

To create her passwords, Modi rolls a six-sided dice six times, and each of these rolls are matched to a corresponding list of words from the Diceware dictionary.

She then writes the passwords down on a piece of paper, and sends them to her customers through the post.

To ensure the safety of the passwords, Modi does not store them on any computer or electronic device.

Modi is the daughter of Julia Angwin, a journalist at ProPublica, who employed her to generate these passwords as part of research for her latest book.

The 11-year-old then decided to turn the research into her own business, called Diceware Passwords.

So far, Modi said she has sold “around 30” passwords through online and in-person requests.

Arnold Reinold, the creator of Diceware told Ars Technica: “I am tickled to hear this, and no, I haven’t heard of anything like it before.

Check out her website and order your own password here.