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Re: Password policy publication
From: Roger Safian <r-safian () NORTHWESTERN EDU>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 09:32:10 -0500
At 09:26 AM 10/28/2008, Shalla, Kevin put fingers to keyboard and wrote:
Doesn't this require stealing the password file, so that you can run the
brute-force attack? Or are we protecting from sysadmins who already have
access to the password file?
Not really...I've seen brute force attempts many times in my logs.
You just try common passwords, and hope for the best.
Roger A. Safian
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