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December 15, 2006
  • Password strength is definitely important. Obviously, if you use a dictionary based password like MyPassword, you are not going to get much protection. However, more and more people are starting to use strong passwords and take other measures such as running applications from a thumb drive. All of these seem to provide people with a sense of protection and in many cases they do. But how many times have you seen people on vacation in Internet cafe's or business centers, typing away to friends at home, checking accounts and whatever else? I have seen this often and it is reasonable to expect that there are times when you have to (or just want to) check in. But who owns the computer? Can they be trusted? Can others who have access to the computer be trusted?

    Dec 15, 2006 at 02:44 PM in Security, Take Notice
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