1994-07-03 - Re: Password Difficulties

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From: Alan Barrett <barrett@daisy.ee.und.ac.za>
To: smb@research.att.com
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UTC Datetime: 1994-07-03 09:02:04 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 3 Jul 94 02:02:04 PDT

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From: Alan Barrett <barrett@daisy.ee.und.ac.za>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 94 02:02:04 PDT
To: smb@research.att.com
Subject: Re: Password Difficulties
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> Don't forget the difficulty of typing such a long phrase, with
> echoing turned off.

Steve, did you learn anything interesting from your experiment several
months ago in which you were testing the ability of folk to type long
passwords?  I remember being surprised at how short your test passwords
were, given the nature of the experiment.  (I have no difficulty
typing 50-character pass phrases with echoing turned off.)

--apb (Alan Barrett)