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kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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10/30/2017 | 5:25:02 PM
Re: Permissions have been around for... decades?
It does seem that if there's a will there's a way for finding those passwords no matter how complex we come up with preventative methods. I do wonder though if even longer PWs will even solve the problem over the long term. Eventually some breakthrough may come about that's simple but elegant to sove the problems.
mhhfive
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mhhfive,
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10/3/2017 | 7:57:39 PM
Re: Permissions have been around for... decades?
It doesn't help, though, that password security has evolved over the last couple decades, too. It's not just about avoiding dictionary words anymore.... Brute force attacks have made even random characters a bit weak.

If only passwords systems were a bit more standardized on 16+ character password lengths, then at least brute force methods would have to search a much larger space. 

Maybe we should have a 140-char password requirement.. so everyone's password could also ba a tweet.... (and even Twitter is doubling its max char length!)
Mitch Wagner
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10/3/2017 | 5:36:59 PM
Re: Permissions have been around for... decades?
Permissions are a piece of the puzzle. But only a piece. 

User education goes only so far. We've been telling people about password security for 25 years. They don't listen. 
mhhfive
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mhhfive,
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10/3/2017 | 12:57:11 PM
Permissions have been around for... decades?
So.. all sorts of systems have had user permissions for a while now, and security hasn't exactly been a "solved problem" just because some users have been prevented from unauthorized read/write/execute privileges.

I'm assuming there must also be some additional processes that go along with these permission settings that actually make things more secure? Perhaps some end user education about how to avoid phishing attacks or malware or not to rely on default password/permission settings? 


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