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RE: Suggested "safe" password length
From: "Michael LaSalvia" <mike () genxweb net>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 23:37:03 -0500

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Many people say 8 or more but I have read some where that multiples
of 7 are the best to use. It may have been in a class or something I
heard that.

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From: Ashish Sharma [mailto:ashishs () iitg ernet in] 
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 3:06 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Suggested "safe" password length

Hi,
I wanted to have an idea about what should be the suggested range of
password lengths and if there is any upper bound.
I was told that there is a range upto which your password is
encrypted
and beyond which the characters are futile. I work on a linux
environment
with md5 encryption of passwords enabled.
TIA
Ashish

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