Password size does matter

Friday, 21 July 2006, 1:58 PM EST

This week’s scheduled column on security maturity has been rescheduled for next week.

I was recently contacted by the company that manages my stock to open up a new Web site log-on account. During new account creation, it asked me to input a secure password. So, I put in my normal password that is 21 characters long followed by 10 characters that are unique per Web site, but only uses lowercase letters. The length of the base password prevents basic password cracking and guessing, while the additional characters make the overall password (or pass phrase) unique so that no two resources ever have the same password.

At InfoWorld.

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