On Sun, 2016-11-20 at 12:29 -0700, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
One question: So, 6 months is long enough for you to use a longer
passphrase, but 1 week is not. Where is the line?
I don't know. 6 months seemed good to me. What is the security goal
and Two suggestions:
1. Use a password manager? I recommend 'pass' it's quite simple, uses
gpg and files in a git repo. Then you fas password is just a 'pass -c
I already use seahorse because I use Fedora Workstation. There's
absolutely no way to use different passwords for different services
without a password manager, so good thing it's built-in to our desktop.
Does this new system have secret service integration? (I doubt it.)
2. Use a passphrase you can remember. Isn't:
My FAS password is long, but I can always, always remember it.!
easier to remember than some
I can't type half that many worlds without a typo or two, so that's
going to be frustarting. ;) Why would somebody want to type that long
thing rather than "2016sucked"?
Anyway, from 3 minutes of looking into Kerberos it's not clear to me
whether password strength is actually important, and it is clear I'm
not qualified to write about it, so I'll shut up now.