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I wonder if Fedora could use GPG keys and client-side SSL certs generated by Monkeysphere for web authentication instead of passwords?
Enforcing password strength
Posted Oct 13, 2011 16:02 UTC (Thu) by NAR (subscriber, #1313)
I use English keyboard layout, but the family members use Hungarian, so some punctuation marks, numbers and even letters are in the wrong place. Because passwords are generally not echoed, I might not notice if I type something wrongly, so it's wise to avoid z, y, 0, etc. which makes the usable character set even smaller. Then there's at least one public webmail service that accepts only the first 8 characters of the password (maybe they've changed it in the last few years)...
On the other hand what are the odds to make a typo in a 20 characters long passphrase? Because it's not echoed, it's not easy to notice, especially for beginners who're still looking for the right keys all the time. So the situation is a mess.
Posted Oct 14, 2011 7:22 UTC (Fri) by Cato (subscriber, #7643)
LastPass doesn't yet cover local applications on Linux, but you can copy/paste the password into Skype etc.
Posted Oct 20, 2011 11:16 UTC (Thu) by pabs (subscriber, #43278)
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