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3 Places to Enable 2-Factor Authentication Now
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HAnatomi
HAnatomi,
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8/9/2014 | 2:33:31 AM
2 is not always stronger than 1 in the real world
2 is larger than 1 on paper but in the real world two weak boys may well be far weaker than one toughened guy.  A truly reliable 2-factor solution requires the use of the most reliable password.

Being a strong password helps a lot against the attack of getting the stolen hashed passwords back to the original passwords.  The problem is that few of us can firmly remember many such strong passwords.

At the root of the password problem is the cognitive phenomena called "interference of memory", by which we cannot firmly remember more than 5 text passwords on average.  What worries us is not the password, but the textual password.  The textual memory is only a small part of what we remember.  We could think of making use of the larger part of our memory that is less subject to interference of memory.  More attention could be paid to the efforts of expanding the password system to include images, particularly KNOWN images, as well as conventional texts.


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