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 Post subject: Re: Secure passwords
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:42 am 
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I randomly generate all my important passwords using letters, numbers, and symbols :). I also make them as long as the application or operating system allows. Finally, I memorize them. Sounds crazy but, hey, it is very secure!.

I also try to avoid password reusing except for the very unimportant accounts :D.

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 Post subject: Re: Secure passwords
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:50 am 
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josehill wrote:
Keep in mind that many systems, including IRIX 6.5, only recognize the first eight characters of a password.


Sorry, I work for a Windoze house and so I use this length for those. For Unix systems it is 8 characters.

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 Post subject: Re: Secure passwords
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IndyFred wrote:
josehill wrote:
Keep in mind that many systems, including IRIX 6.5, only recognize the first eight characters of a password.


Sorry, I work for a Windoze house and so I use this length for those. For Unix systems it is 8 characters.


Not necessarily. "Classic UNIX" with the salted-DES password system yes, but newer UNIX systems can have alternate authentication mechanisims with a greater number of significant characters. Note that all your systems need to support the greater length (and I don't think IRIX does, at least without major hacking).

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(and I don't think IRIX does, at least without major hacking)


How would one go about increasing the maximum password length on an Irix box?

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