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Password protected dirs: can login with passwords similar to the one set!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by NNNils, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. NNNils

    NNNils Well-Known Member

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    One of my users today discovered he can login to his password protected directory with any password starting with the first 8 characters of his set password.

    Does this mean that setting a password of more than 8 characters does not increase protection?

    Anyone else seen this before?
     
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    The first 8 characters is all that counts.
     
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