This blog post belongs to a series in which we examine various influences on password strategies. The first post in the series analyzed the macrosocial influence of a country on its citizens’ passwords. The second post was focused on the analysis of the influence of a community on password choice. In this last post, we aim to increase the strength of our readers’ passwords by influencing their password strategies using knowledge and insights from our research.
Secret Sharing in Online Communities: A Comparative Analysis of Offender and Non-Offender Password Strategies
Social identity seems to influence password choice and the virtual identity of users must be understood through the broader social identity behind it. The objective of this research is to determine whether the criminal nature of an online community influences password characteristics and strength.
To study credentials attacks on RDP, we operate high-interaction honeypots on the Internet. We analyzed over 2.3 million connections that supplied hashed credentials and attempted to crack them. This article will highlight insights from these attacks and provide mitigation advice.