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Twelve Random Characters: Passwords in the Era of Massive Parallelism
Sept.-Oct. 2013 (vol. 17 no. 5)
pp. 91-94
Hilarie Orman, Purple Streak
Passwords are an old-fashioned authentication mechanism that remains ubiquitous, but modern processing hardware with massive parallelism has suddenly undercut the security of the traditional eight-character password. Administrators and users need to understand the increased risks and to find ways to use and protect longer passwords.
Index Terms:
parallelism,password,authentication
Citation:
Hilarie Orman, "Twelve Random Characters: Passwords in the Era of Massive Parallelism," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 91-94, Sept.-Oct. 2013, doi:10.1109/MIC.2013.103
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