Someone Figured Out My Password…

by Joey deVilla on October 15, 2012

Here’s a good reminder to use passwords that aren’t made of names or actual words.

The joke in this poster is also a hint as to why biometrics isn’t the answer. If your password is compromised, you can make up a new one. If your fingerprint data is compromised, you can’t change your fingerprints.

This article also appears in Global Nerdy.

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Michael Paulukonis October 15, 2012 at 2:28 pm

What about pass-phrases? Actual dictionary words, in a several-word memorable sequence.

dude October 22, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Yep, passphrases are good, single words bad. Obligatory xkcd: https://xkcd.com/936/

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