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Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Article Title

More Secure Passwords

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Passwords are often the first line of defense against hackers trying to logon to a user’s account. Due to this, the password that a user selects for protection of their account is critical. These passwords must be “good” passwords that are not easily cracked. However, how does the network administrator enforce this? A simple change to the login process can make the passwords chosen by users much more secure. A description of this simple process is given in this paper. The normal login process is described. A description of the how hackers attempt to crack passwords is given. The simple change in the login process that makes passwords more secure is described next. Finally, conclusions are stated.

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