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Old 11th July 2013
J65nko J65nko is offline
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Default How elite security ninjas choose and safeguard their passwords

From http://arstechnica.com/security/2013...eir-passwords/

I recently checked in with five security experts to learn about their approach to choosing and storing crack-resistant passwords. They include renowned cryptographer Bruce Schneier, who is a "security futurologist" at BT and recently joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation's board of directors; Adriel T. Desautels, CEO of Netragard, a firm that gets paid to hack large companies and then tell them how it was done; Jeremiah Grossman, founder and CTO of WhiteHat Security; Jeffrey Goldberg, "defender against the dark arts" at AgileBits, a company that develops the popular 1Password password manager; and Jeremi Gosney, a password security expert at Stricture Consulting.
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Old 11th July 2013
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Grossman's approach of encrypting a removable file system full of secrets and to some extent all the approaches reminded me of this line from a Doug McIlroy paper I read the other day:

Even if crypt were perfectly safe, it would be unwise to encrypt files of lasting value. It is too easy to lose the key either inadvertently or deliberately. Consequently crypt has been demoted to the games chapter (Grampp, v9).

I wonder what approach he would suggest. Or perhaps you could argue that passwords aren't of lasting value since there's usually some process for resetting one should you lose it.
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Old 13th July 2013
Ninguem Ninguem is offline
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What if I was to use a different keyboard when logging into my account?
  • I have an external international keyboard for X.
  • I set it as the standard when making passwords.

Now, with this or any other keyboard, would it be possible that exact characters would have to be put in?
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