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April 27, 2012  12:54 AM

Crossword passwords

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Crossword Password, Password, Password best practice, Security

I love crossword...

February 26, 2012  1:00 AM

How will you pass on your passwords when you pass away? Part 2

Posted by: Ken Harthun
passphrase, Password, password succession

Last time, in How will you pass on your passwords when you pass away? Part 1, I suggested that you need to start...

February 21, 2012  1:46 AM

How will you pass on your passwords when you pass away? Part 1

Posted by: Ken Harthun
business continuity, death, password manager

Have you ever considered what...

January 16, 2012  10:47 PM

A simple password recycling method

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Password best practice, Password Management

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November 21, 2011  5:57 PM

25 Worst passwords of 2011

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Password Management, Security best practice, Worst passwords

It sometimes seems like no one...

September 28, 2011  2:02 AM

Real dialogue about real password ideas

Posted by: Ken Harthun
hackers, Password, Security

We have a Skype room called the International Internet Marketing Group where we discuss various topics related to Internet Marketing. Last night, we had a discussion, which I led, about passwords and online security. Here's an excerpt:

EVERYBODY here needs to LEARN this stuff...

September 11, 2011  2:28 PM

Password-related Definitions

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Definitions, Glossary, NIST, Password, Password Management

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a draft of Special Publication 800-118 entitled "Guide to Enterprise Password Management" that I have been using to help our corporate IT folks...

August 31, 2011  8:52 PM

Creating a corporate password policy

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Password Paradigm, passwords

How many of you have been through this? "Why does my password expire so often?" "I can't change my password, why does it expire?" "Why can't I use 'abc123' as my password?" "I can't log in; did you change my password?" "I changed my password, but it doesn't work." "I used 'fido1'...

July 29, 2011  2:46 AM

An Unusual Password Generator

Posted by: Ken Harthun
1337, 31337, L33+, Password


July 23, 2011  4:06 PM

Microsoft is Finally Starting to Listen to Me…

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Password Paradigm, Security

Well, maybe not me, but over the past couple of years, Microsoft is finally starting to get their security practices in order. The college I work for has just switched all email for students and staff over to Microsoft's Live@Edu hosted Exchange offering. While we administrators set pretty...

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