Reply to post: Re: DES

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

Jason Bloomberg Silver badge
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Re: DES

DES passwords also had a maximum length of 8 characters, so it simply wasnt possible to have a longer password

Though one presumes a longer than 8 character password could be split into 8 character chunks, with padding as necessary, hashed separately, then concatenated.

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