BC Advantage - 2008 Issue 3

Computer Security: The Third Law - Weak passwords trump strong security

Oh, yes, the dreaded password.  Everyone hates dealing with passwords.  You have a password/passcode for your ATM card, your house alarm (assuming you have one), your home computer, your work computer, the list just goes on and on.  But therein is where the problem lies.  The password is the first and last line of defense from unauthorized access to your data.  I've seen companies purchase expensive firewall products, pay outrageous consulting fees for people to come in and do audits, log every single event that happens on every single computer in the building, do...

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