gyoza on 12 Aug 2005 00:54:20 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] SSH script kiddies and usernames using '#'

Eugene Smiley wrote:

> I thought I'd read it here, but searching my archives I can't find
> any proof of it...
> I thought during our previous discussions of SSH script kiddies
> someone had mentioned that they liked to create user IDs that start
> with # because it's a comment character and COULDN'T POSSIBLY be used
> in a script. My thought was that it was rediculous.
> Maybe it wasn't here. I could have read it in my general searching of
> the New World Library.

I remember reading that, too.  However, I think it was recommend for a
password, not a user name.  Suggesting that password crackers would
by-pass and password beginning with #.
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