Home page logo

basics logo Security Basics mailing list archives

Re: Password alternatives
From: Ansgar Wiechers <bugtraq () planetcobalt net>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 09:13:55 +0200

On 2010-03-31 Brent Gardner wrote:
How does an attacker, when presented with nothing but a username field
and a password field, know how strong the password is?

By gathering intelligence beforehand? It's a rather bold assumption that
any given attacker will have zero knowledge about his target. Plus, your
passwords should hold, even if the attacker does know how strong they

Ansgar Wiechers
"All vulnerabilities deserve a public fear period prior to patches
becoming available."
--Jason Coombs on Bugtraq

Securing Apache Web Server with thawte Digital Certificate
In this guide we examine the importance of Apache-SSL and who needs an SSL certificate.  We look at how SSL works, how 
it benefits your company and how your customers can tell if a site is secure. You will find out how to test, purchase, 
install and use a thawte Digital Certificate on your Apache web server. Throughout, best practices for set-up are 
highlighted to help you ensure efficient ongoing management of your encryption keys and digital certificates.


  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]