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SubjectRe: 2.4.22-pre7: are security issues solved?
"David S. Miller" <> writes:

> If I know your password is 7 characters I have a smaller
> space of passwords to search to just brute-force it.

This is not the real problem, IMHO.

If the counter is public, you can read it repeatedly to measure the
intervals between keypresses. If you take pair-wise timing into
account, you can narrow the search space considerably.

There's a detailed paper about the issue:


(Even if the title says SSH, it applies to the public counter scenario
as well.)
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