[Homeroast] Email security ideas
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?
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.
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