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Re: Security....



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Higson" <jh 333 org>
To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 1:47 PM
Subject: Re: Security....


>
> > Just wondering if I am missing something here. It may take a long time
> > to go through _all_ combinations, but all the cracker wants is the
> > _correct_ password. This might be on the first try, but not likely the
> > last.
>
> Assuming the password is random enough, it'll take on average testing half
the
> set to get the correct password.
>
> But, yes the cracker could just be lucky, but given a random password it's
> just as likely to be the last one guessed as the first.

If they get the right password....it will always be their last guess!
<grin>

-Eucke



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