• Subject: RE: How to preserve password change date
  • From: boothm@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 20 Nov 97 19:08:28 -0500
  • In-Reply-To: <c=GB%a=Infonet%p=Tengizchevroil%l=KZTCOV-MSX1-971120021524Z-1599@kz-tz-hv-msx01.t

on 11/20/97at 07:15 AM, the Great and Grand  Wazir "Kahn, David (kahn)"
<KAHN@tengizchevroil.com> said:

The best defence against a dictionary attack is to set the system value
QPWDRQDDGT to 1, to prevent plain English words being used. Try to devise
a scheme using a combination of the QPWD* system values to enforce robust
passwords without alienating your users by making it next to impossible
to generate a memorisable valid password.

What are good, useful tips to give to users to help them with their choice
in passwords? Perhaps we can compile a handy-dandy list to be passed out? 
My favorite tip is:

- Use the first letter from each word in an easily memorized phrase.  For
example: "I am John, aged 32" would become  "IaJa32".

Booth Martin     

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