They discover how to get to learn complex passwords

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Humans are a real password disaster, it’s time to admit it if there are people who even use passwords as one. That makes later, when hacking and so on, terribly easy to pull out a fair amount of unprotected or too loose passwords, excluding all brute-force attempts that can be made. The thing is, researchers from Microsoft and Princeton have figured out how we can generate long, near-undecipherable passwords, and come to remember later.

These developers have discovered that the way to make a person keep a long and complicated password to learn is to do it graduallye: little by little and increasing the difficulty as the user makes progress in remembering passwords, so that in the end we end up remembering passwords like rlhczwpsnffp ohem trial one by sky group.

Repeat learning to make our accounts more secure

To reach this conclusion, they hired a group of users to carry out a series of tests, but what they were really monitoring is how each user entered the test system: each time the user entered, they must write a series of characters on the screen that were increasing in difficulty every day. Thus, within 10 days of starting the test, the user was able to enter series of 12 random letters or 10 random words.

This results in that users, in a very short adaptation period, could learn to use passwords that would require a million dollars in hardware to break them in a year, something that makes them virtually almost invulnerable. And all this in 10 days and with a very simple repetition learning process, although something possibly heavy for many people.

Researchers see a future for this in business environments where security is paramount, since the learning method is not the most practical for any service, although it’s something we can train ourselves by generating random passwords and doing that process. In any case, it is always useful to discover new ways to make our Internet accounts much more secure.

Source | Wired

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