Problem: "random" function rand() is showing patterns in my password-generating program (go to kinghajj.com to see the 1000-password list). To seed rand(), I use the current time. Every time a new password is made, re-seed rand() with the current time. However, there are some patterns:
The likelyhood of a password being repeated in that list is (aprox.) 0.04% (the same password was repeated 4 times): this doesn't bother much
The likelyhood of a 4-letter pattern (BHOU/bhou) being repeated in the list is (aprox.) 5.3%: this bothers me.
3-letter pattern (CIO/cio): aprox. 7.8%
Are patterns in the time (like the same numbers -- such as seconds) causing patterns in the passwords?
P.S.: I think that there should be 281,474,976,710,656 possiblities, with 8 characters per password and 64 possible characters.