There is an article on Silicon.com about how companies can manage their passwords. The author offers the following tips for fostering a culture of secure and more effective password management:
I believe that most of the above applies to individuals as well. In fact, tip number 10 is already a reality for the average consumer like you and me. Search Google for “biometric password manager” to see what I mean.
Personally, I have tens of passwords I need to keep track of. Since I avoid writing passwords down and it is impossible for me to remember them all, I rely primarily on my password manager software and sometimes on my memory when I am faced with “Please enter your user name and password”. Maybe I should try this new APC Biometric Password Manager, or something similar.8 Comments | Filed in Security, Technology | Tags: password, Security, software
I have a password overload. Everywhere I go on the Net, I have to login. That means I have to memorize dozens of user name and password combinations.
I could just use the same user name and password on all sites, but this is not only insecure but also most of the time not possible because different sites have different requirements for user name and password size and complexity.
Just to give you a taste of what I deal with on a routine basis and what requires me to provide my user name and password: Continue reading…11 Comments | Filed in Personal, Technology | Tags: password, Security, software, tool
Thanksgiving holiday is over and another work week is ahead. Last Friday we drove up to Mount Hood (East of Portland, Oregon). We barely made it back down, a snow storm hit the mountain while we were there. My wife took the following picture from inside the car while I was driving on a completely snow covered road:
We made it home safe and sound. Down in Portland it was raining cats and dogs.
Also during the Holiday I took note of the following links:
Agatra is a free service that securely stores your passwords online so that they’re accessible from anywhere you have an internet connection. Are you kidding me?
Electric Sheep is a free, open source screen saver run by thousands of people all over the world. A complete waste of time.
This page lists over 500 colours by colour name, Hex value, RGB value and Microsoft Access code number. Useful when dealing with colors in HTML.
AjaxPatterns.org is an in-progress collection of Ajax patterns. Has the potential of being a good source of Ajax related programming techniques.
How To Write Unmaintainable (Java) Code. If you follow all these rules religiously, you will guarantee yourself a lifetime of employment. I am not sure I want to guarantee myself a lifetime employment by writing unmaintainable code!
In response to the recent publication by Joshua Wright and Carlos Cid, entitled “An Assessment of the Oracle Password Hashing Algorithm“, Oracle has just sent out the following e-mail to its customers (I got it a few minutes ago): Continue reading…Comments Off | Filed in Oracle | Tags: password, Security
Today you need to remember many passwords. You need a password for the Windows network logon, your e-mail account, your homepage’s ftp password, online passwords (like CodeProject member account), etc. etc. etc. The list is endless. Also, you should use different passwords for each account. Because if you use only one password everywhere and someone gets this password you have a problem… A serious problem. The thief would have access to your e-mail account, homepage, etc. Unimaginable. Continue reading…Comments Off | Filed in Interesting | Tags: password, Security, software