Comments on: Password Policies Suck https://pthree.org/2009/05/28/password-policies-suck/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:06:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-42199 By: The (C) Gentoo User https://pthree.org/2009/05/28/password-policies-suck/#comment-110759 Wed, 17 Mar 2010 18:42:22 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1062#comment-110759 Jason: You might conside using pwgen. Its generated passwords are easy to remember. G'luck.

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By: Christophe Muller https://pthree.org/2009/05/28/password-policies-suck/#comment-110288 Fri, 16 Oct 2009 15:55:04 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1062#comment-110288 Brilliant idea! I also think password policies are not a good idea, and they lead to incremental simple passwords, post-its etc. all sorts of bad side effects. As I'm also a big fan of "expect" !

I just love the idea ! will try it.

Cheers,
Christophe.

= Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. --Helen Keller =

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By: Eric https://pthree.org/2009/05/28/password-policies-suck/#comment-110213 Sat, 19 Sep 2009 12:36:32 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1062#comment-110213 Nice script! This might be cheating, but if you're an admin for the boxes, after you change one you could grab the encrypted string from shadow and use usermod -p 'encrypted_string' username to chagne the rest. Although expect works well too.

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By: Jason https://pthree.org/2009/05/28/password-policies-suck/#comment-110027 Sun, 31 May 2009 23:33:15 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1062#comment-110027 I do something similar , but instead of using random data, I have my script prompt me for a password. It's just too painful to type in the random password every time I have to use sudo. It's much easier to create a passphrase that I can remember in my head.

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By: Christian R. https://pthree.org/2009/05/28/password-policies-suck/#comment-110021 Fri, 29 May 2009 09:23:17 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1062#comment-110021 nice script - thanks!
It will safe a lot of time in my daily work!

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