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How safe are the genererated passwords? (4 posts)

  1. br23net
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    How safe are the genererated passwords which WP randomly generates for you? They are usually just 7 characters long. Isn't it too short for a brute force attack? Is it possible to launch a brute force attack against a WP blog?

  2. chaaban
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    they are just temp password :) you should change it and make a new one when you get the blog online .

    There is nothing secure ...

  3. juber0
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey they are real safe man. But change it when u get the chance. lol... Safe passwords are a variance of numbers and charcters. such a password would be 1d2h78aujgbsn

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    "Safe passwords are a variance of numbers and charcters. such a password would be 1d2h78aujgbsn"

    such a password would not be that, such a password would be:
    Qasd3j^+

    As for brute forcing. of course a person can launch a brute force attack-- its the success rate that matters. The automatically generated passwords are done using the srand() function, I am assuming, so they ARE random and contain a nice mix of caps, numbers and chars, however that doesnt keep anyone from trying.

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