[LACNIC/Seguridad] Fwd: Password Management: Idiot-Proof Tips
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Lun Ago 22 20:41:27 BRT 2011
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Subject: Password Management: Idiot-Proof Tips
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 00:58:20 GMT
Before the internet, passwords played only a tiny role in everyday life.
Think about it: Except for your ATM PIN, what important codes did you
need to remember? Probably none. But now, you can’t click a link without
hitting another site that requires a password. Doesn’t matter if it’s a
big-name destination like Google Docs, or a smaller, more private site
such as your local library or company intranet. You want in? Password,
For most users, this poses two huge challenges: to create hacker-proof
but easy-to-remember passwords, and to manage them in a secure,
convenient way. (Because, let’s face it, you’ll never remember them all.
Some kind of organisation is essential.)
It is precisely because of these obstacles that most users do a poor job
of wrangling passwords. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to change your
security-challenged ways. For starters, let’s take a look at what
constitutes a safe password.
PC World (NZ)
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