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Dear Bryan

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unicode_characters
http://unicode-table.com/
http://unicode.org/charts/
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Password_strength


Do you feel Strong password can be implemented using combination of Unicode characters, uppercase, lowercase, numbers and special characters ?.

Do you feel this can add more application level security by implementing unicode characters in strong password ?.


Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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I would not personally recommend using unicode characters in passwords. It's not really a supported feature on any major software suite or operating system. That doesn't mean it won't work, just that I would avoid it if possible. A good complex password is effective, even without unicode characters.

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Bryan

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Bryan Maynard

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I can answer questions pertaining to computer systems (design, architecture, engineering, troubleshooting, etc), as well as networking, and all things related to IT security. I can also answer novice to intermediate programming questions in PHP, PowerShell, VBScript, C#/ASP.NET.

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I am a professional with over 12 years of experience in the IT industry. I have worked extensively with data center systems, including numerous types of servers, storage arrays, connectivity technologies and virtualization platforms.

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I am a member of my local CISSP chapter and maintain membership with both ISC2 and ISACA.

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I have a bachelor's degree in network security and am working towards a master's degree in information assurance. I also hold numerous professional certifications including the CISSP, CISM, ITILv3, VCP, MCITP (Server 2012), CEH, and Linux+.

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