Does (password) size matter?

    Date24 Jul 2006
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    Does size matter? The question has arisen lately on Security-Basics, a computer security mailing list hosted by SecurityFocus.com. As usual, the question comes down to physical size or mental prowess.

    Roger A. Grimes, a security columnist at InfoWorld, has posted a $100 challenge -- extra goodies as well -- both on the mailing list and at his blog at InfoWorld, to anyone who can crack one of three password challenges. Grimes' assertion is that password length alone can provide more than adequate password protection.

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