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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...

September 29, 2015  3:41 PM

Passwords today: How long and how complex is enough?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Data breach, High performance computing, Passwords, Security

In these days of of high profile data breaches, it behooves us to take another look (or two) at passwords.  Computing power has increased at phenomenal rates over the years making it (relatively) straightforward to defeat short and simple passwords with common, freely available hacking tools. If...

August 30, 2015  1:07 AM

Video: Lighten up! Password humor

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
humor, Passwords, Security, Video

I simply have to try this someday. It's hilarious! No better therapy for the IT Blues than a good laugh. [brightcove]


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