Breakout Session

Tuesday Evaluation

Start Securing Your Passwords the Easy Way

Nathaniel Lindley

12/11/12, 8:00 AM-8:50 AM

This session will explore passwords and security risks. We will look at practical password strategies that are easy to implement, including simple strategies for developing better passwords, securing them and keeping track of it all. We will look at free tools and start using them in class. Bring your laptop!

Links and/or Materials:

Security Articles and References:
Mat Honan of Wired story Original (Aug 2012)
GRC Haystacks password strength meter
Arstechnica: Why passwords have never been weaker—and crackers have never been stronger
Wired: Fighting Hackers: Everything You’ve Been Told About Passwords Is Wrong
Top 25 passwords of 2012
PwnedList: check to see if your email is compromised
LifeHacker: How to Build a (Nearly) Hack-Proof Password System with LastPass and a Thumb Drive
Microsoft Password Generator and Checker
25-GPU cluster cracks every standard Windows password in <6 hours
XKCD Cartoon Password Reuse
XKCD Password Strength