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Microsoft App Aims to Delete the Password
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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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4/29/2017 | 6:45:04 PM
Re: 40 different passwords
@Dr.T: Yes.  You can.  Top InfoSec experts now advise that you actually do write down your passwords (randomly generated with entropy by a computer, of course) -- and then put that writing in a truly safe place (good place: your wallet, a locked safe; bad place: on a sticky note on your monitor, your desk, or in your top desk drawer).
Joe Stanganelli
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4/29/2017 | 6:43:07 PM
Re: common password
In a way, this is a sort of InfoSec Darwinism.

But on the other hand, bad security by one actor decreases the security of all others -- especially if hashes and/or plaintext security information get compromised.
Joe Stanganelli
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4/29/2017 | 6:42:10 PM
Bah to biometrics-only
I argued against this approach vehemently in a three-part series two years ago for InformationWeek: informationweek.com/software/operating-systems/bypassing-the-password-part-1-windows-10-scaremongering/a/d-id/1319969

Biometrics-only makes security weaker, the biometric data is still as easily compromised as the password data, and biometrics are much more limited (you only have so many fingers and eyes and whatnot).  Plus the other issues addressed in this piece.
Dr.T
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4/27/2017 | 12:44:09 PM
Multi-factor authentication
 

"Multi-factor authentication is "the best answer to poor passwords,"

This makes sense, we just need to go beyond one factor. 
Dr.T
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4/27/2017 | 12:43:53 PM
40 different passwords
 

"No one can make 20, 30, 40 different passwords in a secure way."

I think this can be done. You just related it to something you deal with everyday.
Dr.T
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4/27/2017 | 12:43:34 PM
Microsoft Authenticator
 

"After downloading Microsoft Authenticator for iOS or Android devices"

What happens if I do not have a cell phone with me at that time. That is going to be a problem. 
Dr.T
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4/27/2017 | 12:43:14 PM
common password
 

"Researchers discovered the most common password of 2016 was "123456.""

Glad that we passed beyond "password"
Dr.T
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4/27/2017 | 12:42:54 PM
No password
Glad to hear Microsoft initiative to get rid of password. That is one of the main reason we saw rise of security issues in my view.
jigyubae
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4/26/2017 | 10:36:50 PM
aA
Good, thanks


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