Reply to post: Re: I have to thank ken for my passwords

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

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Re: I have to thank ken for my passwords

"A command I typed on a nearly daily basis, many characters long, complete with numbers symbols, upper and lower case. I could even write it down on a piece of paper, or accidentally type it into a chat session and no one would even suspect it was my password."

That depends on who sees it. Folk like us could be deceived but there are plenty of people who might see that on your desk, think it makes no sense and start wondering whether it's a password.

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