Author Topic: Use desired password length as part of hashed data.  (Read 4599 times)

Offline Zunglags

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Use desired password length as part of hashed data.
« on: October 11, 2008, 05:38:52 PM »
As for now, PasswordMaker uses "password length" parameter only to truncate generated string to desired length.
My idea is to use password length parameter in hashing process too, so 15-characters long password for given set of
input parameters will be not just truncated 16-characters version.
Such length-dependence could be, of course, only optional, like "Use desired password length for calculations" option switch.

Offline Eric H. Jung

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Re: Use desired password length as part of hashed data.
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2008, 09:03:02 PM »
I'll duplicate my reply here:

Thanks for the suggestion, but unfortunately that kind of change would make everyone's current generated passwords incompatible with your idea. It also does nothing to make your generated passwords more secure, as far as I can tell.

Eric
« Last Edit: October 16, 2008, 03:39:40 PM by Eric H. Jung »

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Re: Use desired password length as part of hashed data.
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2008, 09:03:02 PM »

 

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