Monday, 9 April 2012

Good password paper

So I have just been reading A Research Agenda Acknowledging the Persistence of Passwords (I actually read it in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of IEEE Security & Privacy) and I wanted to make a quick post about it so I would have a record to reference in the future and because I thought it was an excellent read that challenges the perceived wisdom of "passwords are bad, mmmkay".  The point of the article is that is doesn't stand and up and say passwords are either good or bad, but that we lack the information to know that answer currently and that since there is no clear emerging solution on the horizon we have to take a more pragmatic approach to how we should be using passwords as a security solution.

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