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A strong Password isn’t the strongest Security

A strong Password isn’t the strongest Security

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Make your password strong, with a unique jumble of letters, numbers and punctuation marks. But memorize it — never write it down. And, oh yes, change it every few months... Yes, that's it? Or not? 

"Keeping a keylogger off your machine is about a trillion times more important than the strength of any one of your passwords,” says Cormac Herley, a principal researcher at Microsoft Research who specializes in security-related topics.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/05/business/05digi.html?_r=1&bl

- Urs

 

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  • <p>amazon for example doesn&#39;t care about pw strength due to the fact that so what if somebody has my pw, they have little to no finacial liability that isn&#39;t coverered by a non security related item, &nbsp;insurance.. &nbsp;Now what insurance covers an accidental missile launch :)</p> <p>my .000001 cents worth</p>

  • <p>i agree with password strength, and memorizing it - however as a translation company we often have problems with clients forgetting their passwords which then makes it very hard for us to over type their text! :-(</p> <p>also they cause havoc with online counting tools like at www.2translate.ch where passwords cause great problems! &nbsp;:-(</p>

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