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November 11, 2015  2:47 PM

Warning: Password policy reaction may offend (Humor)

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
humor, MEME, Password, Password policies

A friend of mine recently had to inform his staff of a new password policy requiring all of the following: Upper and lower case letters, a number, a special character, at least 12 characters in length and had not been used in the last six months. Someone sent him this meme in reply:

October 30, 2015  7:24 PM

The biggest password problem is not what you think

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Password policies, Security

We security types love to blame simple, easy-to-guess passwords for all our problems. We come up with ways for people to generate complex, hard-to-guess passwords that are yet easy to remember. We educate, we cajole, sometimes we shout. We chant our mantra: "Long, complex...long, complex..." Many...


September 30, 2015  7:14 PM

Password guidance from Britain’s CPNI

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Password management, Password policies, Passwords, Security

Britain's Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), which works with General Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), recently issued a publication...


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