On Wednesday night I heard a story about someone cracking an old passwd file from Bell Labs. All passwords cracked quickly except Kernighan's, which took three days. His password was a chess move.

On Friday morning I had my esprit de l'escalier: I would have guessed that was Thompson's password.

· SubwayTooter · 0 · 0 · 0
Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon @ SDF

"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko