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Re: [suse-security] password memory
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 21:34:21 -0800
  • Message-id: <200607312134.21998.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 31 July 2006 16:42, suse@xxxxxx wrote:

> forcing people to keep changing
> passwords has one single effect: People will write them down.

I was hoping someone would point that out.

One longer (unchanging) password (more than ten characters) is harder to guess
than a monthly changing short one, which EVERY user changes via an easily
discernable pattern.


http://www.rsasecurity.com/press_release.asp?doc_id=6095
http://www.cerias.purdue.edu/weblogs/spaf/general/post-30/
http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/09/27/1935210&from=rss


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