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December 10, 2013  12:00 AM

Have you been pwned?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Adobe, Data Leak, Password, passwords, Secure Computing, Security

Data breaches have been big news over the past couple of years with some big players leaking huge numbers of online accounts and email addresses. These accounts are now "pwned," being subject to illicit use by hackers. Here are some of the big players and the number of compromised...

December 30, 2012  2:37 PM

What you can do about the 25 worst passwords of 2012



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

Every year, I take a look at the published list of worst passwords. I gave you this list back in October, but it occurred to me that there is something you can do about it if, heaven forbid, you are using any password on this list. Surprisingly, the list changes little from year to year, usually...


February 28, 2012  10:48 PM

The succession power of LastPass One-time Passwords



Posted by: Ken Harthun
LastPass, password succession, passwords

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September 5, 2011  6:04 PM

Off the Grid: A unique solution for creating secure passwords



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Encryption, off the grid, paper encryption method, Password Haystacks, passwords, Perfect Paper Passwords, Security

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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'...


June 9, 2011  3:36 PM

The New Password Paradigm – Part 3



Posted by: Ken Harthun
GRC.com, Password Paradigm, passwords, Security, Security best practice, Steve Gibson

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June 5, 2011  5:14 PM

The New Password Paradigm – Part 2



Posted by: Ken Harthun
GRC.com, Password Paradigm, passwords, Security, Security best practice, Steve Gibson

In The New Password Paradigm - Part 1, I promised to expand on the concept and also to provide an analysis of things I have told you in the past about passwords. Some of what I told you is...


June 4, 2011  3:00 PM

The New Password Paradigm – Part 1



Posted by: Ken Harthun
GRC.com, Password Paradigm, passwords, Security, Security best practice, Steve Gibson

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May 22, 2011  4:56 PM

How Long Should a Strong Password Be These Days?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
password manager, passwords, SANS, Security, security awareness, Security best practice

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April 20, 2011  10:50 PM

Geek Speak: Password Stuff



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Hacking, Password, passwords

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