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Re: Article / Document about passwords vs. passphrases
From: Spam <spam () drwetter org>
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 16:05:49 +0100

Frank Knobbe wrote:
On Tue, 2006-10-31 at 14:01 +0200, Florian Rommel wrote:
I was told that Windows vista will not let you use (SPACE) in your  
password , can someone confirm or deny this?

Dunno, but I always recommend other punctuations instead of space for
long passphrases, for example "I-know-something-you-don't-know". No
space, no pain.... except while attempting to brute it perhaps...

under most circumstances you will see a '*' if you hit the space key.

space is IMO not a bad character for a password:  independent of the
keyboard layout (some people seem to use not US kbds) it's always at the
same place. secondly the majority of rainbowtables for download don't
contain spaces.


cheers,
        Dirk

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