How do I choose a good password?
By Leo Notenboom
In the last couple of weeks, we’ve once again heard of a couple of major websites suffering from data breaches that have exposed information about millions of user passwords to hackers.
This theft brings up again the concept of so-called “good passwords.”
What many people don’t realize is that the thinking around exactly what it means to have a good password is changing.
And it may be changing in ways you wouldn’t expect.
To understand what makes a good password, we need to understand just a little about what makes passwords vulnerable – which means understanding a couple of the different ways that hackers hack.
Along the way, I’ll also discuss hashes (again) and why a “salted hash” isn’t breakfast food, but rather a critically important approach websites should be using to keep track of your passwords.
And there will be rainbows.
The Rules: Old and New
For those with short attention spans,I’ll start with what you need to do differently–Article Continued Here, beginning yesterday.
This post is excerpted with permission from Leo Notenboom.