Embracing strong passwords

Monday, 12 July 2004, 11:52 AM EST

In previous articles about passwords, Mich Kabay has expressed his distaste for this method of identification and authentication (I&A). But whether he likes them or not, most of us are stuck with passwords and the management problems they cause.

In an age of hackers, viruses, terrorism and malevolent employees, talking about security can make people either try to glamorize it, à la James Bond, or minimize it, as in, It wont happen to me. Both attitudes are distractions that decrease security.

By M. E. Kabay at Network World Fusion.

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