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Re: Password security?

And the reason for changing your password regularly is ?????

It used to be that brute forcing your password took months so the assumption was if you changed it every 3 months is was secure. Nobody is currently taking 3 months to brute force a hashed /etc/passwd

So forcing you to change it every month just means lots of "my_dogs_name_N+1" passwords.

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