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The password-generation protocols that websites employ are becoming increasingly sophisticated, but there is little data to verify the best rubric in creating passwords. To fill this gap, online security expert Lorrie Faith Cranor amassed data, analyzed common conventions and developed some best practices for password creation. getAbstract suggests you watch Cranor’s talk before you type “12345678” the next time a website instructs you to insert a password.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why many password policies are baseless,
  • What several studies revealed about password strength and
  • How can you create stronger passwords.
 

About the Speaker

Online security expert Lorrie Faith Cranor is a co-founder of Wombat Security Technologies and an associate professor of computer science and of engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University.

 

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Remembering your passwords for your many online accounts can be frustrating, especially when some sites have stringent password policies. For example, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) requires users to create complex passwords that must contain a minimum of eight characters – including at least one ...

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