• Subject: Re: Password "Hint" Feasibility
  • From: "Nathan M. Andelin" <nathanma@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 13:26:24 -0700

Call me paranoid, but it seems to me that you would be making it a lot
easier for some unscrupulous insider (or even hacker) to get someone else's
<end snip>

Some excellent ideas have been posted of ways to implement a password hint.
But, that doesn't mean its a good idea.  I'd have to agree that "hints"
offer a potential security loophole.  Ironic, because I just finished a web
application in which I provided a password hint feature.  While I might give
a hint for access to a fairly innocuous application, I certainly wouldn't
want that to be a feature of OS/400.

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