Re: Found, a new rootkit

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Tim wrote:
Les Mikesell:
How do you prevent re-use without keeping plain text or reversibly
encrypted copies of the old ones laying around waiting to be

If you're storing *old* passwords that you don't want people to use
again, would it matter if they're stored as plain text?  I would imagine
that you could just add them to a banned passwords list.

Given that people habitually use the same passwords in lots of places, storing old passwords in plain text is probably not a great idea, as what's an old password in one place might be a current password somewhere else.


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