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Re: [suse-security] need a way to set more secure 8character passwords
  • From: Thomas Hochstein <ml@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2004 13:31:18 +0100
  • Message-id: <als.20041107133118.23891@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
jfweber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx schrieb:

> Unfortunatly they only allow and 8 character pwd.. so it wont take
> someone very long to get into it again.. esp if they are using a linux
> computer..

You are sure that you're using some kind of secure communication
channel for sending your password to the POP3 server, that is APOP or
POP3S or something?

If not, you don't have to worry much about someone *guessing* your
password - they can just sniff it.

-thh


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