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Sep 7 2016   6:25PM GMT

leet speak

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Leet speak, also known as hackspeak or simply leet, is the substitution of a word’s letters with numbers and/or special characters. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“I take a word and use ‘hacker speak’ to substitute numbers or special characters in place of some letters. That way I can still remember the password, and it won’t be cracked by a simple dictionary attack or easy guess. For instance, instead of using ‘october,’ change it to ‘oct0b3r.'” – Tony Bradley

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