# Re: length of pw

On 1 Mar, 14:35, Ertugrul Söylemez <e...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

Yes, and also note that increasing the length of a password has much
greater effect than increasing the size of the alphabet.

No.

In exhaustive search, increasing the length of a password has the same
effect than increasing the size of the alphabet.

See:
For example:

64^8 is the sane as 256^6

A 64 letter alphabet and pw_length=8, is the same as an 256 letter
alphabet and pw_length=6

64^8=2^(6*8)
256^6=2^(8*6)

Paulo Marques, thanks for your great posts.

WTF? 5 seconds to try 62 passwords? You're either joking or you know

Nice, nobody noted that, included me.
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