Reply to post: Re: Nothing wrong wirh reusing passwords

Either my name, my password or my soul is invalid – but which?

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Re: Nothing wrong wirh reusing passwords

Well, the system is (you hope) storing only hashes of the passwords, so when changing password it can know, at most, the current and new plain texts and the hashes of the previous n passwords. So the very best it can do is ensure that the new password is sufficiently different to the current one and that it is different in some way (but now how different) from the previous n.

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