Source: Computer Weekly
09 Jul 2018

In the light of the fact that complex passwords are not as strong as most people think, and that most password strategies inevitably lead to people following them blindly, what actually makes a good password and when is a password alone not enough?

Passwords should be a relic of a bygone era, yet despite well-known shortcomings, the use of password-based authentication remains as ubiquitous as ever. Passwords date back to Roman times – sentries would only allow individuals to pass if they knew the “watchword”, which was circulated daily.

 

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