Yahoo has written about today’s meaning of a secure password given the modern techniques and technologies used by hackers. As he pointed out, passwords which are as complex as pigl3t9! where letters are changed to numbers and single symbols are included, are easily cracked by present hackers.
Wow, that definitely says something about the current opportunity of hackers wherein the general population creates passwords that are easily hacked.
In an excerpt:
When it comes to security, Bruce Schneier is a God among us mere mortals. He has written some of the most influential books on computer security and cryptography ever printed, and his blog is essential reading for anyone on the Internet.
So when Bruce says here’s how to create a secure password (and how he creates his own passwords), I listen. His post on the topic is extensive, so I’ll try to boil it down to the essentials. If you have the time, I encourage you to read the whole thing, though.
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Bruce Schneier post on secure passwords is found here.
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