Possible Duplicate: XKCD #936: Short complex password, or long dictionary passphrase? How are long passwords more secure? The only situation in which I can accept long passwords are more ...
So all my life I've been listening to people tell me to make complex password: Upper / Lower / Numeric / Symbols. Recently though I've been reading / seeing that length above all seems to make for ...
Possible Duplicate: XKCD #936: Short complex password, or long dictionary passphrase? Im developing a website and am curious as to the current trends in the nature of passwords. Is it good ...
Possible Duplicate: XKCD #936: Short complex password, or long dictionary passphrase? I've read that there is many solutions available to crack passwords. Reading these tips, I can ...
I always hear conflicting things. Should I use a long sentence? Or is this privy to dictionary attacks? Or should I use a long string of random alphanumeric garbage with upper/lowercase and ...
There are more and more sites claiming that long passwords which are chained words are not only easier to remember, but also more secure then short but obscure ones. Don't get me wrong: I totally get ...
Where I work I'm forced to change my password every 90 days. This security measure has been in place in many organizations for as long as I can remember. Is there a specific security vulnerability ...
A developer, let's call him 'Dave', insists on using home-brew scripts for password security. See Dave's proposal below. His team spent months adopting an industry standard protocol using Bcrypt. ...
If I hash passwords before storing them in my database, is that sufficient to prevent them being recovered by anyone? I should point out that this relates only to retrieval directly from the ...
What are the methodologies which can be used to generate "human" good quality password? They have to ensure a good strength and also easy to remember for a human being.
Maybe a rather noobish question: Why is CTRL+ALT+DEL required at login on Windows systems (I have not seen it elsewhere, but contradict me if I'm wrong) before the password can be typed in? From a ...
I was stumbling around and happened onto this essay by Bruce Schneier claiming that the XKCD password scheme was effectively dead. Modern password crackers combine different words from their ...
I've tested the tool from Microsoft available here which tests password strength and rates them. For a password such as "i am going to have lunch tonight", the tool rates it's strength as "BEST" and ...
If a Windows laptop with an encrypted hard disk is stolen, can the contents be accessed by a professional hacker? [closed]
In other words, how easy is it to break into Windows without having the passwords for any of the users configured in the computer?
I often read as an advice to build strong passwords, just to think about a sentence and then take the initial letters. For example take a nonsense sentence like "I watch Grey's Anatomy at 9.40" gives ...