lanman password question

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Tue Mar 10 15:30:39 GMT 1998

> Also note that for decryption purposes the power isn't 14, it is
> 7. The reason is that the two halves of the password (each 7
> characters) are encrypted separately and then just concatenated
> together. Very silly!
> It comes out somewhere like 35^7 if you take these two considerations
> into account. That's why it is attackable with brute force (see the
> L0pht code). With a bit of compression and smart encoding you could
> probably fit a complete inverse map on a large disk.

who wrote this algorithm?  was it lee?


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