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Re: [Savannah-users] password must be more complicated

From: Luiji Maryo
Subject: Re: [Savannah-users] password must be more complicated
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 15:47:30 -0400

Behold my ultimate password generator in Python:

    import random, string
    p = ""
    for i in range(0, 20): p += random.choice(string.printable)
    print p # print(p) in python 3

That works like a charm on virtually everything I've ever wanted a secure password on, including Savannah.

On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 10:15 AM, Jan Owoc <address@hidden> wrote:
Hi Bob,

On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 1:48 AM, Bob Proulx <address@hidden> wrote:
> Setting match=0 seems to help with the "dictionary" issue.
>   $ echo ohtaOe0h | pwqcheck -1 match=0 max=256 min=disabled,24,11,8,7
>   OK
>   $ echo uChiel9m | pwqcheck -1 match=0 max=256 min=disabled,24,11,8,7
>   OK
> Does anyone see why the results are so crazy using pwqcheck?  Is this
> problem causing users grief?  Or a different problem?

I can confirm that the previous settings in Savannah (haven't checked
now) would not allow a few completely random passwords because they
were apparently based on dictionary words. It was immensely
frustrating (as a user) to be first told that none of my common
passwords pass, then turn to a password generator and be told that a
password looking like "ohtaOe0huChiel9m" is based on a dictionary
word. I think it took me 3 tries to generate something that would be
acceptable (longer passwords are more likely to have a 4-character
sub-string that is apparently based on a dictionary word).


- Luiji Maryo
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