# Will You Please Explain These?

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Will you please explain what it is really saying in simple language ? I am finding difficulty in undertanding what it really is asking...

1. Argue for a particular amount of time as the starting point for "secure." That is, suppose an attacker plans to use a brute force attack to determine a password. For what value of x (the total amount of time to try as many passwords as necessary) would the attacker find this attack prohibitively long?

2. If the cutoff between "insecure" and "secure" were x amount of time, how long would a secure password have to be? State and justify your assumptions regarding the character set from which the password is selected and the amount of time required to test a single passwor

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Hi,

Will you please explain what it is really saying in simple language ? I am finding difficulty in undertanding what it really is asking...

1. Argue for a particular amount of time as the starting point for "secure." That is, suppose an attacker plans to use a brute force attack to determine a password. For what value of x (the total amount of time to try as many passwords as necessary) would the attacker find this attack prohibitively long? How long should a password be in order to discourage an attacker from tryimg to discover it?

2. If the cutoff between "insecure" and "secure" were x amount of time, how long would a secure password have to be? State and justify your assumptions regarding the character set from which the password is selected and the amount of time required to test a single passwor How long should a password be? What kind of characters should it contain?

3. Best wishes, Clive

Thank you very much....now i got it...
CliveHi,

Will you please explain what it is really saying in simple language ? I am finding difficulty in undertanding what it really is asking...

1. Argue for a particular amount of time as the starting point for "secure." That is, suppose an attacker plans to use a brute force attack to determine a password. For what value of x (the total amount of time to try as many passwords as necessary) would the attacker find this attack prohibitively long? How long should a password be in order to discourage an attacker from tryimg to discover it?

2. If the cutoff between "insecure" and "secure" were x amount of time, how long would a secure password have to be? State and justify your assumptions regarding the character set from which the password is selected and the amount of time required to test a single passwor How long should a password be? What kind of characters should it contain?

3. Best wishes, Clive