password expiration policy (was Re: UNIX V7)

Ray Arachelian ray at
Sat Jun 20 08:13:13 CDT 2009

Warren Wolfe wrote:
> Hey, you don't even need to do that.  I was hanging around the
> computer building in college, and gave a whoop of triumph when I
> discovered that the encryption method I had been developing actually
> did provide (mathematically proven) unbreakable code.  Within 24
> hours, I was talking to a couple gentlemen from an unnamed security
> agency, who advised me to avoid publishing my work.  I told them that
> before I'd consign my work to the trashcan, I'd need a good reason. 
> They provided one.

Maybe it's time to publish that algorithm now.  After all strong crypto
has been available for quite a while now.

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