Passwords - Can Users be Trained

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Finally the teaching of users to choose good passwords and giving negative feedback if not is essentially on that topic.

Conditions for creating good passwords:

Never use:
- Computer name, account name, hostnames
- Any names.
- The license number of your car
- Telefon numbers
- Birthdays
- Words, which are in any dictionaries
- Simple charakter combination ... abcd, 1234
- Keyboard patterns ... qwertz
- All of the variations above reversly
- NCC-1701D is not a good choice

Use instead:
- At least 8 signs
- Letters (small and big) + numbers + special signs
- A password which seems to be a random combination

Mentioning a good way to create passwords:

Using mnemonic phrases such as I’s12n&Iah retrieved from the sentence: “It’s 12 noon and I am hungry”

+ : easy to remember as naively selected passwords and as hard to guess as random passwords

- : problem of user compliance

Another way:
Randomly created and centrally assigned passwords (e.g. as used in military purposes)

+ : they guarantee a certain quality

- : built from an algorithm and not strictly random, some people will write it down, because it is not easy to keep in mind

Ideal solution:

Instruct users to choose mnemonic passwords and use a password filter and request another password if the first alternative was not save enough.




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