Reply to post: Well, there's your problem

Father of Unix Ken Thompson checkmated: Old eight-char password is finally cracked

sbt Silver badge

Well, there's your problem

No capital letters.

On second thoughts, I imagine the iterations over character classes goes lc, digits, uc, symbols, based on common usage patterns. So you can probably still get the complexity benefits for brute-force resistance of uppercase letters even if you don't actually include them, but still use symbols. The uc letters will be checked anyway, but more symbols puts the check of your password at the back of the list; brute forcing "aaaaaaaa" must be pretty fast, but ";;;;;;;;" slow.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon


Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019