A better way to think about passwords

Hedge Hog hedgehogshiatus at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 04:32:27 CEST 2011

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 12:19 PM, Doug Barton <dougb at dougbarton.us> wrote:
> On 04/17/2011 18:25, Hedge Hog wrote:
>> Twenty minutes with someone
>> 'suitable' - maybe even your high school student - and a $5 budget for
>> a hammer and they_will_  have your passphrase/password, or your life.
> True, a determined attacker will always be able to get access to your
> encrypted data. The trick is to make the difficulty of making that happen
> more costly than the value of the data.

I think the point of the blog post was to point out (not for the first
time), that the real trick is to make it easier, to make it costly for
the squeemish ;)

Best wishes

> Doug
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