FreeBSD maximum password length

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Jun 18 01:52:20 UTC 2013

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. :-)

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