Re: 2.4.22-pre7: are security issues solved?

From: John Bradford (
Date: Wed Jul 23 2003 - 07:56:14 EST

> > If I know your password is 7 characters I have a smaller
> > space of passwords to search to just brute-force it.
> It's much smaller if you didn't know that it was at most 7 characters
> long. However, if you did know the upper bound, or you were just
> brute forcing all passwords starting from 1 character, then the
> difference is relatively minor. This is because
> n + n^2 + n^3 + n^4 + n^5 + n^6
> is much smaller than n^7 where n is something like 62 for a reasonable
> password.
> So if your password was broken using this method, then it's probably
> too short anyway.

One time passwords are much more secure.

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