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Re: Whitespace in passwords
From: "Stephen J. Smoogen" <smooge () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 07:27:02 -0600

On 9/18/05, Craig Wright <cwright () bdosyd com au> wrote:

If you think than spaces make you safe...

Nothing makes you safe if you are using LANMAN passwords in your
system. Using spaces in 1way encrypted passwords helps a bit, but not
great. Using 1 time passwords may be best, but you have to either put
in a bit of hardware in place (Cryptocard, SecureID) or have a sheet
of phrases (OPIE). And none of these help if you are dealing with a
trojaned system (replacing SSH, telnet, keyboard, etc.)

Stephen J Smoogen.
CSIRT/Linux System Administrator

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