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2013-02-12 11:35:22 PM
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As a member of the High Council of Geeks- and I'm a UNIX SysAdmin who, in 2013, still uses vi on a daily basis- let me say this to my brethren who enforce password security:

You can have complex passwords, with lots of capitals, numbers, and special characters. You can have passwords that don't repeat characters when the user changes them, so "PAssword02" isn't followed by "PAssword03". You can have passwords that aren't written on post-it notes, and kept either on the monitor, the bottom of the keyboard, or in the top right-hand desk drawer. You can have passwords that need to change every 120 days.

You get one of these. Choose, and choose wisely. If you try for two of these, over half of your user base won't comply. All four, and I might not comply, simply out of spite. There's got to be a balance between security and functionality.
2013-02-12 09:21:47 PM
3 votes:
businesses need to understand the unintended risks  that outsourced IT operations can pose as most incidence-response investigations featured third-party vendors a retailer used in cost-cutting measures.
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You mean we can't pay people peanuts and also trust them?
2013-02-13 12:07:17 AM
1 votes:
I liked hacking in the 80s.

LOGIN: SYSOP
PASSWORD: GANDALF
2013-02-13 12:02:31 AM
1 votes:

Gdiguy: Gonz: As a member of the High Council of Geeks- and I'm a UNIX SysAdmin who, in 2013, still uses vi on a daily basis- let me say this to my brethren who enforce password security:

You can have complex passwords, with lots of capitals, numbers, and special characters. You can have passwords that don't repeat characters when the user changes them, so "PAssword02" isn't followed by "PAssword03". You can have passwords that aren't written on post-it notes, and kept either on the monitor, the bottom of the keyboard, or in the top right-hand desk drawer. You can have passwords that need to change every 120 days.

You get one of these. Choose, and choose wisely. If you try for two of these, over half of your user base won't comply. All four, and I might not comply, simply out of spite. There's got to be a balance between security and functionality.

It's really gotten to a ridiculous point - you basically need to either create a spreadsheet, or use a software product, to save your passwords so you don't forget them. Between one site that needs capitals and numbers, another that's only numbers, another that's 8 characters or more, another that's 6 characters... if I signed up for a service that started making me change them every 120 days I'd cancel it.


All of this. The large number of accounts and passwords I have to have for my work (various credentialing sites) makes it to the point that I have a small notebook that contains all my passwords for everything. I keep the notebook secure, but jeez. Everything makes you login with a unique password. I'd be hard pressed to believe that even security experts use a different 15 character password for every commerce site they use.
2013-02-12 09:46:21 PM
1 votes:
Password security is as easy as 1-2-3-4-5.
 
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