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    Passwords are very crucial part of your overall security system. If you have a firewall in place and other security packages installed but you set a weak password then you are prone to the password attacks or password guessing. Password attacks are generally categories in the password guessing and password cracking. In Password guessing hackers generally used social information of the person and guess the passwords on that basis while cracking involves scripts which tries list of passwords which are extracted from the previous hacks or those ones which are most commonly used.


    General guidelines for Passwords:


    1. Always use combination of numbers, characters and specials characters in the passwords.
    2. Longer is Better
    3. Avoid dictionary words and simple phrases like "serveradmin", "serverpass".
    4. Use separate passwords for all your online account.

    Use Cracklib-check command:

    This command is used to check the password and helps to select the appropriate passwords

    You can check your password by replacing the password in the below command:

    $ echo "password" | cracklib-check


    Examples:

    [[email protected]~]# echo "password" | cracklib-check

    password: it is based on a dictionary word

    [[email protected] ~]# echo "123SD%$^" | cracklib-check

    123SD%$^: OK

    [[email protected] ~]# echo 'i1oVe|DiZza' | cracklib-check

    i1oVe|DiZza: OK


    EUK-PerryK


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    Re: Use Cracklib-check command to check your password strenght

    Nice post !!!

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    • #3
      Re: Use Cracklib-check command to check your password strenght

      Waw...thats great...Thanks PerryK for such a nice command.

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      • #4
        Re: Use Cracklib-check command to check your password strenght

        Indeed very useful command.. thanks for sharing!
        Rock _a.k.a._ Jack Daniel

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