Evolution Of Password Management - Passphrases

As we have seen in the previous post, using three authentication factors is quite safe. Unfortunately online services can't afford these technologies. Passphrases are a solution that preserves security without the need of huge investments. To put it… (read more)

Evolution Of Password Management - 2 (Or 3) Factors

Nowadays many online services use additional factors to get rid of the lack of security that password represent (no pun intended). These are all the three factors: something you know (usually a password) something you own (a token generator, a previo… (read more)

Evolution Of Password Management - Algorithmic Password Generators

We've seen that password managers may be useful but have their drawbacks. Another way to avoid remembering tons of passwords is to have a generator algorithm. This is supposed to combine a master password with the name of the desired service. This al… (read more)

Evolution Of Password Management - Let Someone Else Remember Your Password

In the previous part, I've told you that secure password are really complicated and not easy to remember. This is where password managers come in handy. You only need to remember one strong password (called master password) and all the others are sav… (read more)

Evolution Of Password Management - Introduction

In the past, I've written about various ways your passwords can be stolen or guessed in the series called 3 Ways To Open A Lock (part 1, part 2 and part 3). I've also provided some hints to make your passwords more secure and warned about possible ri… (read more)

3 Ways To Open A Lock - Part 3

This is the third and last part of a series (first post, second post). Simply Asking For The Key Although in the real life it's unlikely that a thief asks you for the key of your home, in the digital world this is the most common and successful type… (read more)

3 Ways To Open A Lock - Part 2

In the previous post, I've talked about guessing your password. Now I'm gonna cover another case. Stealing Your Key Now you have a super secure password and you feel calm and safe, right? But thieves are in ambush. Whenever you use your password in a… (read more)