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Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2011 19:03:52 -0600
From: Wesley Tansey <tansey@...utexas.edu>
To: Per Thorsheim <per@...rsheim.net>
Cc: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Password datasets with creation rules?

Thanks. Those caveats make total sense.

I'm familiar with Matt's work. I saw his paper in CCS'10 but all of the
password datasets they analyzed are again with no significantly different
rules enforced.

Wesley

On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 5:53 PM, Per Thorsheim <per@...rsheim.net> wrote:

>
>
> > >In short: even if you do find any leaks of passwords that are
> > >clearly from environments with creation policies in place
> > >(length/complexity), you won't become much wiser without lots of
> > >additional info.
> >
> >
> > Would you mind expanding on that? I'm not quite as interested in
> > gaining summary statistics as I am in comparing the performance of a
> > model on it. I've done a pretty exhaustive search at this point
> > though, so I've kind of lost hope that I'll find one.
> >
> Well, I could ask questions like:
> - how old are the passwords?
> - Do they originate from humans, service accounts or bots?
> - have the written/implemented password policy changed, while accounts
> haven't had their passwords updated to comply with the new policy?
> - When were the accounts created, last used etc?
>
> Of course when your primary objective is to do performance analysis
> against such data using different models (reminds of the the works of
> Matt Weir at reusablesec.blogspot.com), the above questions may not be
> that important.
>
> >
> > Interesting presentation. Do you have a bibtex reference for it?
> >
> Me? bibtex? No, sorry, nothing like that available. I do my stuff out of
> personal interest, not from any official & academical position.
>
> Best regards,
> Per
>
>

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