Sicheres Passwort?

This article is from 2007 and has been archived. It's old and probably outdated.

Der Artikel ist zwar knapp ein Jahr alt, hat allerdings nichts an Aktualität verloren – Thematischer Hauptgegenstand ist das Password Recovery Toolkit:

[…] What’s happening is that the Windows operating system’s memory management leaves data all over the place in the normal course of operations. You’ll type your password into a program, and it gets stored in memory somewhere. Windows swaps the page out to disk, and it becomes the tail end of some file. It gets moved to some far out portion of your hard drive, and there it’ll sit forever. Linux and Mac OS aren’t any better in this regard. […] – Schneier on Security: Choosing Secure Passwords

Jan Beilicke

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Long-time IT professional and full-time nerd. Open source enthusiast, advocating security and privacy. Sees the cloud as other people's computers. Find me on Mastodon or Twitter.