Admin Personas? Not yet – the final word on Passwords vs. Passphrases

So yesterday Jesper posted his final installment in his 3 part series in passwords vs. pass-phrases and while I had some issues with some of the assumptions he used to draw conclusions in his 2nd installment, I have no such issues with the conclusions he draws in the 3rd installment – it’s all good and…

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Password vs. Passphrase redux

So today Jesper Johannson a gentlemen whom I have the pleasure of speaking with on occasion has posted his 2nd installment on the topic of passwords here.  I encourage you all to read it – in this installment he goes deep into the math and science behind passwords and pass-phrases and attempts to measure the…

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Weekend update

It’s been a while since I have posted and I wanted to give folks a quick update and explanation on why things haven’t progressed as quickly as I’d hoped.  I’d like to try to not be a one hit wonder and continue to improve the security of our customers by sharing real world experiences and…

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The future of passwords?

Given what I do, I tend to be pretty interested in technologies that will allow me to do away with passwords altogether.  One area that’s shown promise in the past is the use of graphical passwords (again, demonstrating that passwords are an antiquated term here since graphical passwords have nothing to do with ‘words’ at…

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The silent war – combat evolved: Hacker Personas

Okay, yes, I admit – I’m a little too excited about Halo 2 (note to XBox geeks out there, schedule your vacation NOW for around the launch of Halo 2 in November and make sure your XB live account is paid and up to date), but that is a fitting title for my 2nd post in what…

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Why you shouldn’t be using passwords of any kind on your Windows networks . . .

Edited 10/18/2004:This blog has gained far more attention than I could have ever imagined when I decided to create a small personal blog devoted to security incident response.  I never imagined my first ever post would be as controversial or as widely published / linked as it has become! Over the weekend links to this…

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