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Whitespace in passwords
From: "bryan allott" <homegrown () bryanallott net>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 11:19:58 +0200

generally, and i dont know if this is social conditioning due to the misnomer "passWORD" rather than passPHRASE but it seems that [most?] people choose passes that dont contain whitespaces, and in fact, there are some system implementations that wont allow whitespaces in the password. my main question, re security, is wether the whitespace made the password too vulnerable? [historically] and why this constraint is introduced in many systems.. [but then, if myth- why propogate it?] i'm thinking that whitespaces [if yr system can handle them, and why not?] would add another measure of complexity in cracking pwds?

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