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Re: Re: ADS Password Storage Protection
From: eric.baechle () dhs gov
Date: 26 Jul 2006 18:16:38 -0000

I think everyone is on the same page about the mathematical complexity of passwords either coming from length or from 
additional character ranges.

But how does one begin to crack a password?  One would first need the password hash.  Where are the password hashes 
stored?  How are the accessed?  Once you have the answer to those questions, then you may decide that a 4-character 
simple password is good enough.  Because if an attacker can crack your password hash, they had or HAVE access to your 
password hash, which means they've got system rights to your Domain Controllers!  What's the bigger problem?

Sincerely,

Eric B.

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