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Passwords continue to be a security problem

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jan 28, 2016.

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    Ten CISOs from across industries have predicted that the days are numbered for the password as the sole authentication method. They see enterprises moving to augment or supplant the traditional password with advanced technologies, such as biometrics.

    Security Current, an information and collaboration company, talked with various CISOs to find that they agree that passwords are inherently flawed because they depend on users to create and remember complex sequences of letters, numbers and characters. However, they found that users tend to take the path of least resistance, selecting sequences that are easy to remember – and often easy to crack.

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    "Despite industry-wide efforts to reinforce this method of authentication and the number of methods available to encrypt and store passwords, the fact that remains is that creating good passwords – and safeguarding them – is as difficult as rocket science," said Nikk Gilbert, ConocoPhillips director of global information protection and assurance.

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