Everything We're Doing with Passwords is Wrong

This year evil (possibly) doers announced that they had cracked the passwords of some LinkedIn users. How did they do this? Not in the way we see it done in the movies—entering several wrong guesses followed by deep thinking leading to the correct password. Instead they stole the stored passwords. Other then possibly adding "a salt" the compliance guidelines for passwords wouldn't have stopped it.

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Hoyt Kesterson Senior Security Architect, Terra Verde

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