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10.3: Use a password analyzer to improve password security
Authored by: robophilosopher on Oct 09, '04 11:27:32AM

I feel as though you need a qualifier here. "It's very uncommon to try and brute force guess someones password." Not so much; this is one of the most common attacks; it's just not tried very frequently, or against people who have halfway decent IQs. But I'm sure you've heard as many stories as I about people with "hello" as admin passwords. I'm not saying that password guessing is the most common *successful* attack, but I believe it is an incredibly common attempted attack. Don't ignore other security issues because you have a good password, but if you have a bad password, it's the thing to change before hardening the rest of your system, I think. (Immediately before.)

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