Monday, May 28, 2012

How long would it take to crack your password? [VIDEO]

Traditional syntax laws make up the typical password policy creations most organizations use and that many security practitioners preach...and that many hackers know.

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Additionally, regular password changes actually decrease security, for a few reasons: 1) your poor users are going to start using sucky passwords because they're easy to remember and to increment, and 2) doing something security-related on a regular, predictable schedule (quarterly? monthly?) is a gift to hackers.

The idea that passwords are going away is nuts. And if two-factor authentication isn't going to save us, what's the answer?

Go to the article to watch the video and to find out more about passwords and the options credit unions have to protect their valuable assets.

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