Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
7 Arrested, 3 More Indicted For Roles In Cyber Fraud Ring That Stung StubHub
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
7/25/2014 | 8:36:24 AM
Re: Alternate Method
Never thought of it like that. That does make sense to a certain extent. However, I think a password vault with algorithmic password generation may be the safest method because if you choose passwords that support life experiences it makes you more vulnerable to social engineering and dictionary attacks. I feel like every methodology has one flaw or another though.
ANON1236140045027
ANON1236140045027,
User Rank: Apprentice
7/24/2014 | 6:16:56 PM
Re: Alternate Method
A good method to follow is to create an alogorithm of your own.

Before that make a conscious decision to categorize he sites into two categories - those requiring financial information and those who dont. Have one set of passwords for sites needing credit card information and another set (can be all same) for other sites who dont.

Passwords are easy to remember as long as they are connected to an event in your life. With event date and place combo as password algorithm, it serves two purposes. It will help you to recall events with correct factual information and then help you to remember the password to be used for the site making it extremely difficult for the hackers to guess your password combos or algorithms. 

Same principle can be used for the userrnames unless the site forces you to use your email id as a login. 
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
7/24/2014 | 1:50:46 PM
Alternate Method
It is never a good idea to keep the same passwords but then there is an issue with people remembering mutliple complex passwords. The same ideology for creating DNS (people can't remember all those numeric addresses) is the same reason people are using the same password. Its difficult to manage many logins with different password complexities.

There are alternate methods such as passwords vaults and SSO that can help with secure password management. Does anyone know of another way to easily yet securely manage your passwords?


Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Black Hat USA 2022 Attendee Report
Black Hat attendees are not sleeping well. Between concerns about attacks against cloud services, ransomware, and the growing risks to the global supply chain, these security pros have a lot to be worried about. Read our 2022 report to hear what they're concerned about now.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2022-2838
PUBLISHED: 2022-08-16
In Eclipse Sphinxâ„¢ before version 0.13.1, Apache Xerces XML Parser was used without disabling processing of referenced external entities allowing the injection of arbitrary definitions which is able to access local files and expose their contents via HTTP requests.
CVE-2022-35734
PUBLISHED: 2022-08-16
'Hulu / ????' App for Android from version 3.0.47 to the version prior to 3.1.2 uses a hard-coded API key for an external service. By exploiting this vulnerability, API key for an external service may be obtained by analyzing data in the app.
CVE-2022-36293
PUBLISHED: 2022-08-16
Buffer overflow vulnerability in Nintendo Wi-Fi Network Adaptor WAP-001 All versions allows an attacker with an administrative privilege to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.
CVE-2022-36344
PUBLISHED: 2022-08-16
An unquoted search path vulnerability exists in 'JustSystems JUST Online Update for J-License' bundled with multiple products for corporate users as in Ichitaro through Pro5 and others. Since the affected product starts another program with an unquoted file path, a malicious file may be executed wit...
CVE-2022-36381
PUBLISHED: 2022-08-16
OS command injection vulnerability in Nintendo Wi-Fi Network Adaptor WAP-001 All versions allows an attacker with an administrative privilege to execute arbitrary OS commands via unspecified vectors.