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Fighting Hackers: Everything You've Been Told About Passwords Is Wrong | Wired Opinion | Wired.com
Security is not just about strong encryption, good anti-virus software, or techniques like two-factor authentication. It's also about the "fuzzy" things ... involving people. That's where the security game is often won or lost. Just ask Mat Honan.

We – the users – are supposed to be responsible, and are told what to do to stay secure. For example: "Don’t use the same password on different sites." "Use strong passwords." "Give good answers to security questions." But here’s the troublesome equation:

more services used = more passwords needed = more user pain

... which means it only gets harder and harder to follow such advice. Why? Because security and practicality are in conflict.
passwords  security  encryption  interesting  article  forthecomments 
october 2012 by kme
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