password expiration policy (was Re: UNIX V7)
chris at mainecoon.com
Mon Jun 15 13:42:12 CDT 2009
On Jun 15, 2009, at 10:13 AM, Dan Gahlinger wrote:
> because it doesn't work.
> most systems don't accept spaces.
Which, of course, is why you omit the spaces and run the words
together, making dictionary attacks even more difficult. Let's see how
a dictionary attack does with
"mytestesare2infestedwithflamingspriochetes4you", shall we?
> and if we're talking windows, a password like that might only take a
> few minutes to crack.
Gene's original posting was restricted to systems that don't have
short password fields; in such systems long passphrases of vaguely (or
patently) offensive words are both easier to remember and harder to
crack than shorter passwords of random characters. Even with its
restriction of what? 128 characters? Windows would allow for the use
of such constructs.
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