Modern Times: Passwords


The Blog of Tom Webster

Abstract

The password has been around for a good portion of known human history. We've become experts and making bad passwords and forcing others to do the same. What happens when we start taking a modern look at passwords and approach the topic pragmatically?

Bio

Tom Webster is an IT grunt, VPN admin, Security Lead, Programmer, and general tech guy at BWI Group. He's constantly breaking, fixing, and researching things as well as ranting over at SamuraiLink3.com and his Google Plus profile. Tom has a secret love of cooking while wearing Google Glass and can make a damn good pot roast.

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