Re: Secure passwords?
- From: AV <reply_to_group.nospam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 08:18:35 GMT
Perhaps I could make a real world example here? I have heard that zip-passwords are easily cracked? Much easier than WinRAR? Anyway I could zip something with a "weak" passphrase and anyone are welcome to try to crack it? Because I think my mind needs to become convinced that is it really so weak :-)
That sounds very strange to me since the first one has so many more characters and has misspelled words.
And shouldn't any secure login to anything only accept just a few attempts, e.g. three. To me it seems like if you just such a system (or application) then actually a rather short password should be rather safe. How likely is my "weak" passphrase below will be entered in three attempts? And after these three attempts you need to restart the application. How long time would it take for the fastest machine on earth today to brute force that passphrase?
But again, I cannot understand that the first one is considered weaker than the second one. In TrueCrypt it is the opposite. You get a warning if the password/phrase is shorter than 20 characters. I suppose you could find other sites that are of opposite opinion?
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