by Ken Harthun in Daves Computer Tips
My last post was a real teaser according to some. I have to admit that was my intention; however, I meant what I said. The conventional way of looking at passwords is completely wrong. And it is wrong for one very big and completely overlooked reason. Follow these next three posts and you’ll see exactly what I mean. What follows is three articles I wrote for my Security Corner blog. They have gained real traction on the ‘net.
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Break out your pet’s name, your children’s names, your spouse’s name or any other easy-to-remember words or phrases that I–and every other security wonk–have been telling you never to use. Apparently, we’ve been giving you some information that isn’t as valid as we thought. In fact, depending on how you look at it, we may have been completely wrong with some of the things we insisted you do or don’t do. Don’t misunderstand, what we told you worked and the information would have resulted in greater security, it was just too darned complex. Because of that, many people just didn’t make the extra effort.
This excerpt is shared with permission from davescomputertips.com.