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 Linux check passwords against a dictionary attack

A dictionary attack is a technique for defeating a cipher or authentication mechanism by trying to determine its decryption key or passphrase by searching a large number of possibilities.

You can be configured to verify that passwords cannot be guessed easily using Linux PAM module called pam_cracklib.so. This article describes this configuration.

 (Submitted by nixcraft Fri Dec 22, 2006 )


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