Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Making usable and secure passwords

Look at the common 6 character password - using different methods:

In this example complexity clearly wins. Using a password with mixed case characters, numbers and symbols is far more secure than anything else. Using a simple word as your password is clearly useless.

To make usable passwords we need to look at them differently. First of all what you need is to use words you can remember, something simple and something you can type fast.

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