Tom Cross on Modernizing Password Security

Today’s TechNewsWorld features an article on password security by Lancope Director of Research Tom Cross. So far this summer, millions of passwords/password hashes have been disclosed from websites including LinkedIn, eHarmony,, Yahoo Voice and Formspring. In the article, Tom discusses several ways enterprises should modernize their approach to password security to survive in today’s era of directed attacks, including:

  • Abandoning passwords in favor of passphrases
  • Utilizing proactive password cracking
  • Acknowledging that passwords and passphrases are going to be compromised, and implementing internal network visibility tools that enable them to detect compromises after the walls have been breached

The full article can be found here. To read more from Tom, go to: blog/author/tcross/.

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