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RE: Suggested "safe" password length
From: "dave kleiman" <dave () isecureu com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 18:24:23 -0500

This may help..

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/88/312263




 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Michael LaSalvia [mailto:mike () genxweb net] 
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 23:37
To: 'Ashish Sharma'; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Suggested "safe" password length


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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.

- -----Original Message-----
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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