The Washington Post published an article on January 2nd discussing how many organizations are turning to a unique type of deception in an attempt to protect data and thwart cyber-criminals.
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What started as a blog on an IT Professional Services Business Assessment Framework for due diligence and operational improvement expanded first into a more detailed white paper, and is now available in a supporting PowerPoint posted on SlideShare.
Dan Goodin from arstechnica.com did an outstanding piece showing how password cracking has gotten so easy thanks to new hardware and software techniques that the situation border on intractable for the old ways. Time for multifactor authentication everywhere that information must be truly kept secure, I believe.
The full piece is here. One of his charts is below.
But the upshot is this:
For better or worse, passwords are the basis of much of the security we use in the cloud.
SplashData put out there “worst password of 2011” report, based on a blind review of their database of common passwords. If you use any of these on any accounts you wish to protect, clearly a good idea to think about changing them soon.