Password Security update for the week of 5/29

Passwords are used for virtually everything we do online. Passwords protect our identities on websites, discussion groups, e-mail accounts and more. From family computers to your system at work – many users have multiple user accounts and passwords.
Passwords are also used for bank transactions and making secure purchases. With all of this sensitive data at stake, creating good passwords is very important to prevent identity theft.
Passwords are also the main defense against computer hackers. Hackers typically try to break into a computer or secure account by guessing passwords one at a time. Automated programs can also be used to repeatedly guess passwords from a database of common words or other information. Even the best passwords can be defeated with enough time, skill, and computer processing power – but a strong password is vital to buy time, prevent attacks by less determined hackers, and send up red flags that can help catch such fraudsters in the act.



Check out what the blogs are saying this week, about passwords:

Everything you ever wanted to know about building a secure password reset feature

Recently I’ve had a couple of opportunities to think again about how a secure password reset function should operate, firstly whilst building this functionality into ASafaWeb and secondly when giving some direction for someone else doing a similar thing. In that second instance, I wanted to point them to a canonical resource on the ins and outs of securely implementing a reset function. Problem is though, there isn’t one, at least not covering everything I believe is important. So here it is.

Of PINs and Passwords

When it comes to securing things that are important to us, sometimes we are asked to provide a Password and sometimes a PIN. The latter are clearly to be preferred, as they are only 4 digits long and easy to remember. Most of us re-use the one PIN for everything. I don’t know about you, but I have two different ones I use in different contexts.

Video on how to choose a strong password – simple tips for better security
Sophos’s Graham Cluley explains a simple way of creating a complex hard-to-guess password – and how you should never use the same password on different sensitive websites.

Worth Reading: Passwords, guessed, replaced, still with us

Two papers from University of Cambridge security researchers provide useful insights into passwords – how they are chosen and how they could be replaced. The first paper, The Quest to Replace Passwords: A Framework for Comparative Evaluation of Web Authentication Schemes looks at the problem of comparing schemes to replace passwords and comes up with a comparison methodology which brings in twenty-five desired benefits that a replacement should have.

Tips on how to reset Windows security password by oneself

I present some methods help you to reset the windows os passwords when you forget the microsoft windows security password or the previous security password have no function.
Losing your own MS Windows user or perhaps login security password, or even you enter the correct windows password, nonetheless this machine will not identify this any longer. This boring thing is normally around us. With no method to enter your system, that would creates a lot of difficulties. Example, a lot jobs awaiting you nonetheless we can not enter the personal pc with out windows password, in addition to ashamed to ask to other folks for help. A lot of persons need to know the best way to recover Windows logon passwords with themselves. Today I launch a couple of solutions assist you to remove the windows logon security password while anyone lose that windows login security password or perhaps your previous security password are not recognized.


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