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RE: ADS Password Storage Protection
From: "Roger A. Grimes" <roger () banneretcs com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 23:03:23 -0400

It's the math. 

Password keyspace is represented as X^L, where X is the number of
possible characters that can be used and L is the password length.
Because L is used as the exponent, it will always be X-1 times better
than X by itself (simplifying greatly of course).

Roger

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-----Original Message-----
From: Pranav Lal [mailto:pranav.lal () gmail com] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 12:43 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: ADS Password Storage Protection

Hi Roger,
<snip Let me comment on this post by saying that password length beats
complexity character for character. 
PL] do you have any documentation to support the above statement? I ask
out of interest.

Pranav


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