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Jul 26, 2006, 06:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Does size matter? The question has arisen lately on Security-Basics, a computer security mailing list hosted by As usual, the question comes down to physical size or mental prowess.

"Roger A. Grimes, a security columnist at InfoWorld, has posted a $100 challenge--extra goodies as well--both on the mailing list and at his blog at InfoWorld, to anyone who can crack one of three password challenges. Grimes' assertion is that password length alone can provide more than adequate password protection..."

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