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Re: Secure passwords

Unread postby [[C|-|E]] » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:42 am

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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Re: Secure passwords

Unread postby IndyFred » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:50 am

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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Re: Secure passwords

Unread postby SAQ » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:44 pm

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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Re: Secure passwords

Unread postby s0ke » Fri May 20, 2011 1:26 pm

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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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Re: Secure passwords

Unread postby s0ke » Fri May 20, 2011 1:39 pm

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