[Dshield] Password Strength

Gary Warner gar at askgar.com
Tue Oct 19 11:49:35 GMT 2004

Jorge Fernandes wrote:

>Thank you John and Chris. Your messages were very helpful. After I read the article I was ready to move from passwords to pass-phrases but I still wanted opinions of the members of this list. It's a pity that some software products still limit the size of passwords to a relatively small amount of characters. And I'm thinking of important stuff like online banking... :-(

That's partly an artifact of banks using mainframes, where passwords are 
still sent in plaintext across the wire (via TN3270).


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