Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 10th Nov 2012 07:28 UTC
Bugs & Viruses If you want to ensure you have adequate passwords but don't have the time or interest to study the topic, there's a useful basic article on how to devise strong passwords over at the NY Times. It summarizes key points in 9 simple rules of thumb. Also see the follow-up article for useful reader feedback. Stay safe!
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RE[4]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Mon 12th Nov 2012 18:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
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so far I've got no proof of what I said, and you've got proof of what I said. not looking good for you so far, but thanks:

passwords longer than nine or 10 characters require rainbow tables with unwieldy file sizes. That leaves only a small sweet spot of seven or eight characters where rainbow tables are especially useful these days.

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