Using Passwords as an Authentication Method

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Using Passwords as Authentication Method:


Of the three authentication methods, passwords are the most widely used, though they’re the easiest to decode as many users will use passwords that are easy to remember, such as an anniversary or birthday. There are cases where passwords are only used once (a “one-time” password) These provide the highest level of security because a new password is required for each new log-on. The preference for users tends to be “static passwords”, a password that’s created and saved, and used for subsequent log-ons. The longer the password remains unchanged, the higher the probability of it being compromised.

It’s common practice for security administrators to..

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