SomeoneE1se Posted September 25, 2006 Share Posted September 25, 2006 I was thinking and not knowing too much about how password cracking works I though I'd ask and see if anyone knew more about this... I don't use hotmail anymore, but I did at one point, and if I remember correctly the mininum password length is 6 characters. But becasue people don't like to remember long passwords they would make it as small as they could get away with.. i.e. 6 so if you were trying to bruteforce a password like that shouln't you start with only password at 6 characters long making the password less secure to brute forcing where you'd have to start with 1 character and go from there? Or do I have no idea what i'm talking about and am just talking out my ass? (I'm not targeting hotmail it's just the first thing that came to mind when I thought of making password have a mininum length) [edited for spelling] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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