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Hackers have managed to decode more than 11 million encrypted passwords stolen from the Ashley Madison website, shining fresh light on the importance of password security.

Source: BBC News

Date: September 22nd, 2015

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34221843

Discussion

1) The article says “Some security experts have recommended the adoption of “passphrases”, such as “Iown50%ofSClub7albums”.” (SClub7 is a British pop music band)   How could you change your password to better match this idea?

2) “Secure systems should not just rely on a single password, but have additional technical controls which the system owner can use to detect abnormal behaviour and protect the user’s account.”  What sort of “technical controls” are being talked about here?

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