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New Technique Makes Passwords 14M Percent Harder to Crack, Nonprofit Claims
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REISEN1955
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9/12/2019 | 9:52:03 AM
Re: Does it really help users?
HUGE need for user education here.  Do NOT use the same password for years at a time on the same 10 websites you use because it is easy to remember.  DO CHANGE it every month if you can.  A common construct syntax for variable passwords works great.  Two factor if they understand it.  
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9/9/2019 | 8:58:38 PM
Re: Does it really help users?
This is a server side protection in an event the password database is breached.  This doesn't stop a compromised personal credentials.  Theres a few mechanism to mitigate those such as 2 factor authentication.  But that's not  going to help if your 2nd factor (email or device) is also compromised.   
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9/6/2019 | 3:47:00 PM
Does it really help users?
Perhapd I fail to see how this would protect a  user password. Rather it seems to protect the server, meaning this process only makes it more difficult to crack a password but only if the password database were stolen, i.e. the server were compromised. But how does this protect a user who's personal credentials had been compromised. For example, someone gets access to my computer and learns my Dark Reading LI Credentials?  Or simply knows my login name and hits a server with a series of my PW from 'a list of my previously stolen passwords.' What am I missing?

 


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