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RE: Re: RE: ADS Password Storage Protection
From: "Pranav Lal" <pranav.lal () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 22:12:51 +0530

Hi all,

Since we are discussing passwords, has anyone tried dice where?


-----Original Message-----
From: eric.baechle () dhs gov [mailto:eric.baechle () dhs gov] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 1:25 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Re: RE: ADS Password Storage Protection


Actually, a passphrase is not as secure as a random password.  As you
probably have heard, "Don't use dictionary words" over and over again.  Even
compound dictionary words are bad, ie: "firedogdalmation".  Compounding
dictionary words with spaces, punctuation, and even gramatically correct
modifiers in between is really no different than without.  It's a very
simple substitution to try; "firedogdalmation" and then try "fire dog
dalmation", "Fire Dog Dalmation", "Dalmation the Fire Dog", etc.

Using compound dictionary words could come back to bite you very quickly,
even when used in long phrases.


Eric Baechle, CISSP/ISSEP, etc.

Senior INFOSEC/OPSEC Engineer

Department of Homeland Security

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