Issue No. 05 - Sept.-Oct. (2013 vol. 17)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2013.103
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.
Servers, Cryptography, Internet, Software, Access controls, Authentication
H. Orman, "Twelve Random Characters: Passwords in the Era of Massive Parallelism," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 91-94, 2013.