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A field guide to crypto

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by WilHarris, 16 Mar 2007.

  1. TGImages

    TGImages Grandpa

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    One problem is that we still call these passwords. A change to pass phrase implies longer. If I tell a user to pick a password they come back with Fido or Fido1. If I ask for a pass phrase they'll come back with "My dog is Fido." This usually is easier to remember and much longer than a password. Factor in a couple of numbers and you've got a good start to getting you (or your users) using strong passwords(phrases). "My 1st dog is Fido." #, punctionation, cap and small.
     
  2. B-Con

    B-Con What's a Dremel?

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    Truecrypt has a "traveler" mode that lets it run without installation (still requires you use and administrator account, though): http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=traveller-mode.

    Good article. As crypto-geek, I think it gives the reader a solid overview of crypto. :)
     
  3. Hugo.B

    Hugo.B What's a Dremel?

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    Try Ophcrack. :)
    And this: http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm
    In my early days of striving to become "1337" I lived off www.petri.co.il
    Wish they hadn't added the "Digg" function. :(


    H.B.
     
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