RE: Secure password explanation?

Subject: RE: Secure password explanation?
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: yehoshua paul <yehoshua -dot- p -at- technicalwriting -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 12:17:58 -0400

You are probably correct.

So, for my own documents, I'm not going to bother importing that particular "security" practice from that particular example company.

As a very occasional user of company O's product, I have defaulted to the (much-despised) method described by another poster - get the admin to reset my password whenever I need to actually access the database.

As the writer for my own company's products, however, I remain on the lookout for security best-practices that I can convey to my readers, but only if those practices are helpful to the reader and not just a convenience for some DBA somewhere.



From: ysp10182 -at- gmail -dot- com [mailto:ysp10182 -at- gmail -dot- com] On Behalf Of yehoshua paul
Sent: June-18-12 12:15 PM
To: McLauchlan, Kevin
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Secure password explanation?

Because it's easier to create a universal rule banning double characters than come up with a specific rule for each pattern that leads to a weak password. For example "aabbccdd" or "111444."

Yehoshua Paul,
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