Author Topic: Option for better default character list?  (Read 4727 times)

Tim

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Option for better default character list?
« on: July 26, 2005, 02:20:34 PM »
The default of MD5 8 char password with a-f, 0-9 only yields only a *32 bit* effective password length. You wouldn't use a secure website with only 40bit encryption would you?

Changing it means typing in a character string - *identically* - on every computer you use. How about a simple check box in the settings to use all possible alpha-numerics? And maybe an option to use all printable ascii?

Tim

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Option for better default character list?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2005, 02:47:42 PM »
Hi Tim,
Yep, that was already requested by Tyrantmizar on another thread. It's already been added to the code and will be in the next release. Actually, it's not a checkbox but a drop-down list of canned strings.

The reason for the a-f, 0-9 default is historical: it produces the same passwords as PasswordMaker 0.6 and earlier.

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Eric

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Option for better default character list?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2005, 02:48:53 PM »
Excellent! Thanks-

Tim

Offline Eric H. Jung

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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2005, 02:49:32 PM »
BTW, here is the other thread I mentioned.

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Option for better default character list?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2005, 02:49:32 PM »

 

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