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Date:      Tue, 18 Jun 2013 03:52:20 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        RW <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD maximum password length
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One _little_ terminology detail:

On Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:56:08 +0100, RW wrote:
> What's important is the
> amount of work needed to evaluate a password in a bruteforce dictionary
> attack.

I'd say that bruteforce != dictionary. It's bruteforce _or_
dictionary attack instead.

A dictionary attack is more sophisticated because it uses words
from a dictionary, whereas a _real_ bruteforce will stupidly run
through _all_ combinations of the given charsets and length ranges.
It will _eventually_ be successful, even if our planet doesn't
exist anymore at that time. Finite time, far far away. :-)

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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