You’re setting up a new online account and need to create a new password, so you think of a word you can remember, capitalize the first letter, add some digits and end with an exclamation point. The password is 12 characters long, and includes numerals, symbols, and upper- and lowercase letters. It’s probably a strong password, right?
New research suggests that some steps people use to strengthen passwords actually make them more vulnerable to attackers, and that its time to rethink the standard advice about passwords and consider new approaches to security awareness training.
With that in mind, we explore the crossroads of science and password policies, usability and security education, and share three tips for creating stronger passwords.Read More »