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Old 01-10-2003, 02:20 PM
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I was surprised that Cecil didn't comment on why 133t was invented: security. Enterprising young hackers found that their passwords would be easy to remember, yet relatively proof to standard dictionary attacks by substituting numbers for letters. While we, with our great cognitive skills, can recognize and remember p455w0rd fairly well, a simple dictionary based password guessing program wouldn't.