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Passwords – Once Again, Encore Une Fois, Noch Einmal …

– Not again. Yes, again. Randall Stross is beating the password drum again … and again … and again. I thought that he had put the matter to rest (see my November 24, 3008 column “Passwords – Déjà Vu All Over Again” and my October 4, 2010 column “Passwords … Here We Go…

Passwords … Here We Go Again, Again

– In “A Strong Password Isn’t the Strongest Security” (The New York Times, Digital Domain, September 5, 2010), Randall Stross rightly points out the fallacy of “strong” passwords, which are “changed constantly.” Mr. Stross goes on to describe a method developed by Microsoft researchers…

Busting Password Myths

– I appreciate Richard’s comments on my March 9, 2009 column “Are Passwords Greener?” and agree with him that the “invisible” authentication methods are perhaps the most appealing from a green perspective, assuming that you have at hand whatever device incorporates the…

Are Passwords Greener?

– As I was looking at my little pile of hardware authentication tokens (e.g., SecurID fobs), many of which are no longer usable, it occurred to me that these are not “green” devices. They have plastic cases, and displays run by batteries, and some circuitry. Should they be recycled or…

Passwords – Déjà Vu All Over Again

– With due credit to Yogi Berra, I found myself groaning “not again” when reading Randall Stross’s article “Goodbye, Passwords. You Aren’t a Good Defense, ” which appeared in the Week in Review section of the August 10, 2008 edition of the Sunday New York Times…