|16 Jan 2013||#1|
Password life expectancy down to seconds
The time an end-user spends devising a password this year will be longer than the life expectancy of that password, according to Deloitte Canada.
The research organization said Monday that 90% of user-generated passwords would be relevant for mere seconds under pressure from hackers. Those passwords include so-called strong passwords, which are typically eight characters or more.
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Password life expectancy down to seconds | ZDNet
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|16 Jan 2013||#2|
It was bound to happen. Many times a site that requires a password sets arbitrary standards such as no more than 8 characters, the characters can only be upper case letters, lower case letters, or numbers, etc. I don't know the mechanics involved, but why can't special characters (found on a keyboard) or extra-special characters found in Character Map be used? Including Wingdings.
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