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Old 21 January 2014, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Not_Done_Living View Post
i have managed without getting an alert for failure to comply for 13 years so it's not that hard to avoid a "dictionary word"
Well, I certainly don't think it would be hard to avoid such words, I just meant that without using those words, the average person (such as the folks who use 123456-style easy passwords) would have fewer passwords that they would potentially use, and would make their password easier to guess. Social engineering is a common means of determining passwords, and by narrowing down the field of potentials, it makes it easier for someone using that strategy to figure out how to gain access.
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