The Resource Take Control of Your Passwords, 3rd Edition, Kissell, Joe

Take Control of Your Passwords, 3rd Edition, Kissell, Joe

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Take Control of Your Passwords, 3rd Edition
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Take Control of Your Passwords, 3rd Edition
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Kissell, Joe
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Overcome password frustration! Updated April 11, 2019 Passwords have become a truly maddening aspect of modern life, but with this book, you can discover how the experts handle all manner of password situations, including multi-factor authentication that can protect you even if your password is hacked or stolen. The book explains what makes a password secure and helps you create a strategy that includes using a password manager, working with oddball security questions like "What is your pet's favorite movie?", and making sure your passwords are always available when needed. Joe helps you choose a password manager (or switch to a better one) in a chapter that discusses desirable features and describes a dozen different apps, with a focus on those that work in macOS, iOS, Windows, and Android. The book also looks at how you can audit your passwords to keep them in tip-top shape, use two-step verification and two-factor authentication, and deal with situations where a password manager can't help. The book closes with an appendix on helping a relative set up a reasonable password strategy for those whose relatives have distressing password strategies, and an extended explanation of password entropy for those who want to consider the math behind passwords. This book shows you exactly why: 9-character passwords with upper- and lowercase letters, digits, and punctuation are not strong enough. You cannot turn a so-so password into a great one by tacking a punctuation character and number on the end. It is not safe to use the same password everywhere, even if it's a great password. A password is not immune to automated cracking because theres a delay between login attempts. Even if youre an ordinary person without valuable data, your account may still be hacked, causing you problems. You cannot manually devise random passwords that will defeat potential attackers. Just because a password doesn't appear in a dictionary, that does not necessarily mean that it's adequate. It is not a smart idea to change your passwords every month. Truthfully answering security questions like "What is your mother's maiden name?" does not keep your data more secure. Adding a character to a 10-character password does not make it 10% stronger. Easy-to-remember passwords like "correct horse battery staple" will not solve all your password problems. All password managers are not pretty much the same. Your passwords will not be safest if you never write them down and keep them ..
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Kissell, Joe
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Take Control of Your Passwords, 3rd Edition, Kissell, Joe
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https://databases.mvlc.org/connect/oreilly?ID=9781492066408
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3rd edition
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1 online resource (160 pages)
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online
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Made available through: O'Reilly Media Company.
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computer
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rdamedia
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Electronic reproduction.
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(CaSebORM)9781492066408
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Take Control of Your Passwords, 3rd Edition, Kissell, Joe
Link
https://databases.mvlc.org/connect/oreilly?ID=9781492066408
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
3rd edition
Extent
1 online resource (160 pages)
Form of item
online
Issuing body
Made available through: O'Reilly Media Company.
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(CaSebORM)9781492066408
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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