Mac OSX + PEAP/MSCHAPv2 + Special characters in password
Stefan.Paetow at ja.net
Wed May 14 18:28:05 CEST 2014
I shan't mention one of my former employers then who advised users to avoid the GBP STG symbol because it caused issues with their ANSI (!!!) password read/write mechanisms.
From: freeradius-users-bounces+stefan.paetow=ja.net at lists.freeradius.org [mailto:freeradius-users-bounces+stefan.paetow=ja.net at lists.freeradius.org] On Behalf Of Phil Mayers
Sent: 14 May 2014 16:52
To: freeradius-users at lists.freeradius.org
Subject: Re: Mac OSX + PEAP/MSCHAPv2 + Special characters in password
On 14/05/14 16:36, Stefan Paetow wrote:
> Unfortunately all too much software makes that mistake. :-/
Indeed. The context I've seen it was early version of MIT Kerberos encoding the password to iso-8859-1 versus Windows 2000 which encodes to UTF8. In that situation, any character not in the basic US-ASCII range
32-126 inclusive was unsafe to use cross-platform.
We still advise people to avoid non-ASCII characters in passwords :o(
The IT industry really is a bad joke, told by a malicious higher power...
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