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Muffett on Passwords

In “OpenSolaris, Pluggable Crypt, and the SunMD5 Password Hash Algorithm,” Alec Muffett writes:

Several years ago now, Darren Moffat, Casper Dik and I started swapping e-mail about how pathetic it was to still be using the traditional 8-character-password unix crypt() routine in Solaris, and how we could architect something to be much better.

You’d have to be smoking Crack to think you could do better.

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