An Obvious Password Detector
Author(s): John B. Nagle

Date: November 1988
Publication: comp.sources.unix 16(60)
Source 1: http://securitydigest.org/phage/archive/240
Source 2: http://www.animats.com/source/obvious/

Abstract or Summary:
This program does NOT try brute-force methods to guess passwords, but instead tells if a password is an "obvious" one likely to be guessed by such a program. Given the, ahh, recent heightened interest in security right now, I'm posting this right away. Folks with source might want to merge this into their passwd program; folks without should consider trying to merge it in as a front end, at the cost of making people type their password three times, and they could change it for times two and three, but it's better than nothing.



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