[clug] [OT] all text passwords == secure?

James Ring sjr at jdns.org
Sat Aug 25 19:46:24 MDT 2012

Obligatory xkcd link: http://xkcd.com/936/

On Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 6:42 PM, Scott Ferguson
<scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com> wrote:
> In a hyperbolic article about computer security in The Canberra Times:-
> http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/clouds-darken-in-cyber-space-20120824-24rh2.html
> Microsoft chief security adviser James Kavanagh advices:-
> <quote>
> pick good passwords, stringing three to four words together. Example:
> ''Mydogsandy''.
> </quote>
> But wait, there's more. Sadly.
> Dumb triumphs over stupid in a competition of words for the biggest pile
> of FRUD. That's R for Ridiculous.
> Nope - no MS campaign here (seriously), just journalistic stupidity
> milking ignorance and spreading confusion about an internet crime.
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