The Dangers of Passwords (part 2)5:50 with Greg Stromire
This video introduces tools and strategies to address some of the shortcomings of password-based logins.
- Password Fatigue -- A tiredness associated with the inconveniences of passwords in a daily routine. Can lead to poor security choices for relief.
- Credential Stuffing -- An automated attack attempting the login information from a leaked account with a different service in hopes that the targeted user reused the info.
- 2-Factor Authentication -- An additional layer of security requiring two forms of proof, like an ATM card and a PIN.
- Security Questions -- Asked by sites as a limited form of 2-factor auth to provide a level of “proof” of identity. Many of the answers to these questions are available through public record or provided by social media profiles.
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