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Re: [nslu2-linux] Password length restricted to 8 chars

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  • Bernhard Walle
    ... Yes, but your bank card isn t available over the internet and you onlly have three trials. At least in Germany. :) Bernhard -- Der wahrscheinlich
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 27, 2006
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      * Laurent Gilson <pumpkin@...> [2006-11-27 09:18]:
      >
      > > Is there any compelling reason we are limiting the password length of
      > > openSlug to
      > > 8 chars? I think this is too short for good security...
      >
      > There are 62 possible standard chars (2x 26 for a..zA...Z and 10 for
      > 0...9). That´s 218340105584896 combinations, not counting the special
      > chars. Brute force takes 7098552 years if you try 1 password/second.

      Yes, but your bank card isn't available over the internet and you
      onlly have three trials. At least in Germany. :)

      Bernhard
      --
      "Der wahrscheinlich ärgerlichste Aspekt eines Com-
      puterprogrammes ist die Art und Weise, in der es auf
      Ihre Fehler reagiert"
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