MAKING GOOD PASSWORDS (AND HOW TO KEEP THEM SAFE).
Post on 25-Dec-2015
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- MAKING GOOD PASSWORDS (AND HOW TO KEEP THEM SAFE)
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- BUT PASSWORD MANAGEMENT IS HARD
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- WHY CANT WE USE EASY PASSWORDS?
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- THIS IS A GRAPHICS CARD Its cheap and good at playing video games. About every teenager has access to one. Its also very good at hacking your password.
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- A $1000 computer can process 3.3 billion passwords per second a professional can make thousands of dollars a day selling your information on the black market. (PCPro.com)
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- Dictionary Attacks: GoBuffs! a couple minutes P@$$w0rd1 a couple hours Brute Force: fjR8n in 24 seconds %fjR8nQNUc5GPj9 would take over ten years *Extra credit: 15 characters or more forces windows to store passwords differently which breaks certain attacks. ITS JUST A MATTER OF TIME
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- HACKING IS BIG BUSINESS 2011 = 12.5 billion in reported losses Some estimates put that number closer to 10 times as much. www.hotforsecurity.com
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- HOW DO HACKERS GET YOUR PASSWORD? Physical access to your office or computer Social Engineering/Phishing (asking nicely) Hacking commonly used sites Malware Infections Network based attacks
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- LOSING YOUR PASSWORDS SINCE 1978
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- SECURING YOUR PASSWORD DOESNT MEAN USING TAPE
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- Under Keyboard In a Rolodex Top desk drawer Under desk calendar In the planter Wallet/Purse/Gym Bag
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- NOW THAT YOU KNOW WHERE PEOPLE HIDE THEIR PASSWORDS
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- DONT DO IT
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- SURE, LONG PASSWORDS ARE SECURE BUT I CANT REMEMBER THEM.
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- MAKING MEMORABLE PASSWORD REQUIRES THOUGHT
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- ABBREVIATE I like taking the bus, but I ended up 20 minutes late! Becomes: Ilttb,bIeu20ml! (15 characters)
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- LETTER SUBSTITUTION Create a long word or phrase: I Like To Eat Tacos Remove spaces: ILikeToEatTacos Replace letters with symbols: IL!k3T0e@tT@c0$
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- A FEW SUBSTITUTION SUGGESTIONS LetterBecomes A@ E3 S$ I! O0 K|< C(
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- Take two words: Bot & Kneecap Scramble a few letters: Bocat_&_Kneep Add Complexity: 54 Bocat_&_Kne54ep WORD JUMBLE
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- KEYBOARD PATTERNS Use the Shift Key to Add Complexity Becomes: 5^YghjkmnbVCX Use with caution, easy ones are in dictionary attacks!
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- OK, SO IVE GOT A GREAT PASSWORD, ILL JUST KEEP USING THAT ONE RIGHT?
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- REUSED PASSWORDS ARE DANGEROUS
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- LINKEDIN LOST 6.4 MILLION USERS PASSWORDS Hackers can use those passwords to commit identity fraud including: Hack into corporate accounts Break into bank accounts Spam email accounts Gather more info for offline use (Credit Cards) LinkedIn is now facing $5 million class action lawsuit due to the loss.
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- PRO TIP: MAKING PASSWORDS UNIQUE TO EACH SITE Have a secure base password: 5^YghjkbVCX Select two letters from the site or program: usbank.com (2nd & 4th in this case) Add those letters to your password: 5^YghjsakbVCX
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- WAIT A MINUTE THIS SITE WANTS ME TO CHANGE IT NOW Todays Date: 1/11/13 Pick a couple characters of the date: 11 Shift the numbers (+3 in this case): 44 Add those numbers to your password 5^Yghjsak becomes 5^Yghjsak44 Write down when you last change the password
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- INSTANT, UNIQUE AND SECURE PASSWORDS FOR ALL USES
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- A FEW TOOLS TO HELP
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- PASSWORD GENERATORS Many free ones, but be careful! We suggest changing the results before using them. http://www.pctools.com/guid es/password/
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- PASSWORD MANAGERS
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- TWO FACTOR AUTHENTICATION
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- QUESTIONS? Joe Kuster IT Projects Manager Joe.Kuster@colorado.edu
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- IDENTIKEY Your username is the Identikey assigned to you by the University. Keep private Commit to memory Do not use Username or Password for any other purpose!
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- HR IDENTIKEY REQUIREMENTS 15 characters or longer Avoid repeating characters No words that can be found in a dictionary (in any language) Not be easily guessable (e.g., your birthday, age, anniversary) All four character sets: capital, lowercase, numerical and symbol (e.g., A,a,1,!)
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