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Re: [OT] secure passwords (was Re: is it rational to close the 139 port)

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 6:57 AM, Stan Hoeppner <stan@hardwarefreak.com> wrote:
> On 7/31/2012 10:51 AM, Mike McClain wrote:
>>     If a password is any place but in your head I question its
>> security
> Agreed.
>>     Take a name and a number out of your childhood that you'll
>> remember forever like your first pet and the first phone number
>> you memorized, scrambled together. For instance: Spottie and 765-4321,
>> becomes S7p6o5t4t3i2e1. Now throw in a little punctuation:
>> ..S7p6o5t4t3i2e1!! and you have a password that's personal, easy to
>> remember and quite difficult to crack. Don't take my word for it,
>> take your password to GRC.com or another password checker on the web
>> and see for yourself.
> Disagreed.  Too complicated.  E.g.
> *******dash*******
> GRC says: 2.43 billion centuries to crack @ 100 trillion guesses/sec.
> Length is the key to strong passwords, not complication.  The Sun will
> turn into a Red Giant and destroy the solar system in ~4 billion years,
> so this pwd will survive the end of the world, and possibly the end of
> the universe.  And yet it's so simple to create and remember.
The computation speed is also evolving.
it's hard to imagine the speed after 100~200 years.
So I guess that password may extinguish before  the end of universe.
> Always practice the K.I.S.S. principle.
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