[Homeroast] Email security ideas

Ira ira at extrasensory.com
Tue Mar 23 16:43:59 CDT 2010


At 12:06 PM 3/23/2010, you wrote:
>What kind of encription do you feel is adaquate for a password? 164bit?
>military grade?

It's not encryption that's the problem, it's passwords like "qwerty", 
"ilovelucy", "george", "corvette" or "harley" that are the problem. 
Passwords like "jkk_^shdai5k" won't get guessed because it's not 
worth the effort.  If you run the right 200 passwords against the set 
of gmail users you probably get a few thousand hits. Even small 
things like adding a extra character. sistermary is ever so much 
likely to get cracked than sister,mary. People are lazy about 
passwords and backups until they get bit in the rear.

Ira 




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