Passwords are an everyday part of life now, but so are stories of millions of people having their login credentials stolen. It’s easy to say that everyone should use better passwords, but how many people really want to remember to constantly change their passwords or get a 2-factor authentication call regularly just to check their emails? Sure, there are some systems that make it a bit easier to deal with 2-factor authentication, but the vast majority of users don’t want to be bothered with the hassle at all. Here are just a few more security-related links to push you into re-thinking password laziness.
- A password like “MargaretThatcheris110%SEXY” isn’t that secure against offline high-speed password cracking. Humans are really bad at making up random passwords, but that’s what you need to do to maximize the security of your passwords. So we’re back to suggestions like “correct horse battery staple” and other random (and long) passwords. [url]
- If only ransomware used weak passwords to decrypt files, maybe some folks wouldn’t be so inconvenienced. But if you’re a victim of a ransomware scheme, there’s at least one decryption program from Kaspersky Lab that might help you out. [url]
- Windows 10 is going to support biometric logins using face recognition, iris detection and fingerprint scanners. Does anyone think this is really a significant advancement? The challenge of using various biometric systems doesn’t seem like a solved problem just yet. [url]
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