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[18]: make 'm long
by kwan_e on Tue 13th Nov 2012 01:12 UTC in reply to "RE[17]: make 'm long"
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

"
I'm not even trying to argue anything.

to be honest, I'm not convinced that you're now just trolling me.
"

Well on the one hand you talk about the mathematical strength of password hashes, but then switch to practical considerations when talking about the weakness of passphrases.

It's almost a useless comparison. You can't talk about how passphrases are weak because the crackers do a massive spray-and-pray but then say password hashes are strong if we don't take into account similar spray-and-pray.

Let's just call it reciprocated trolling. ;)

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RE[19]: make 'm long
by Laurence on Tue 13th Nov 2012 08:22 in reply to "RE[18]: make 'm long"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Clearly you haven't a fucking clue what you're talking about if that's the conclusion you came to.

I've provided evidence to substantiate my claim but I guess you'd rather remain stupid. And good for you - every community needs an idiot.

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RE[20]: make 'm long
by kwan_e on Tue 13th Nov 2012 08:41 in reply to "RE[19]: make 'm long"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Clearly you haven't a fucking clue what you're talking about if that's the conclusion you came to.


I haven't a fucking clue what you were talking about because you kept switching back and forth between theoretical and actual attacks.

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