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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3639679.stm

More than 70% of people surveyed would exchange their computer password for a bar of chocolate, and 34% would give out their password freely.

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bluedeer
Feb. 3rd, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC)
Another thing is some password sites changing length requirements. Some require at least 6 up to 8 characters, some have no length requirements...I have at least five different passwords I may potentially use, all of different lengths, because of this. Part of the argument that using a 'standard' is the only way to solve this issue but is also less secure because all someone has to do is figure out the standard...but in reality, all you need to do is gain unlawful access to one system and the rest are irrelevant. Administrators have the hardest job in the world, because if their password is stolen, then someone else has complete and utter access of whatever system they're on.

Hollywood has also misguided a lot of people into thinking that there's no such thing as a secure system, so all of these login and password things are just irrelevant and a nuisance, so they don't even bother taking them seriously.

I think the best security they can come up with is some sort of biological interface. A thumb scan, or something that can analyze individual fingerprints. While that even wouldn't be 100% secure...it'd be 99% more secure than the existing username and password systems in use today! And given that pretty much all computers have USB ports these days, making a small, inexpensive USB fingerprint scanner would be incredibly easy. Sure, people might complain about insecurity because someone could lift your fingerprint from it...but that's easily taken care of by simply wiping off the interface with a proper cloth after every use. Next up could be an optical interface, but that'd be much more expensive and less viable.
bubbycat
Feb. 3rd, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC)
I want one of those too the finger print reader thingie :) I have too manny pass words i have to remember.
blazerraccoon
Feb. 3rd, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
I'd give out my password for a plushie :)

but then again, I never keep anything sensitive on my system except furry porn
(Anonymous)
Feb. 3rd, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
What kinda pr0n :)? Raccoon, skunk,etc :)? Ps What was that song i saw in your Live Journal? it said , System Of A Down 'Deer Dance'
(Anonymous)
Feb. 3rd, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC)
Neat song :) http://www.livejournal.com/users/bluedeer/63344.html
mortonfox
Feb. 3rd, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
I could give out a fake password... or change my password soon thereafter.
kaysho
Feb. 3rd, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
I believe it. After all, I have a co-workers whose wife's name is Rachel. Our LAN requires password changes every 30 days. He started at rachel1, and now he's up to rachel27. I'm sure I know what next month's password is already. :)
animale
Jul. 7th, 2005 08:20 am (UTC)
Password fur a bar of chocolate? Is it wrapped in a million-dollar bill?
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