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Microsoft password research has fatal flaw

Tony Bradley | July 21, 2014
Users should group credentials based on their importance or access to sensitive data, and they can re-use simple passwords for accounts that don't really matter.

Put another way, the same naiveté and cavalier attitude that leads so many users to reject the established password security best practices will result in this new approach failing for them as well. Any solution that expects users to fully understand the risks, assign value to different accounts, and then follow through with thorough execution of the solution is set-up for failure.

 

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