50 characters ? (was RE: Man jailed over computer password refusal
passiveprofits at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 9 15:01:06 BST 2010
On 09/10/2010 03:14, Caspar Bowden (travelling private e-mail)
I wonder how it was known that the password was 50 characters (or if this is standard press release garbling)?
Some reports say he claimed to have forgotten the password; that it
was 50 characters long might have been part of that claim.
May also have been something potentially more obvious; camera or audio surveillance picking up the number of keystrokes, but not what they were. FYI; I've not even read the press report/followed this case, but that seems an obvious answer to this question (which seems to be being asked all around the web in consequence of the article's wording).
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