With the vast amount of research and content that was done by SpiderLabs for the Global Security Report, it made it impractical to include all of the content that was written for this year’s password study. But instead of letting that research go to waste, myself (Garret Picchioni) and Barrett Weisshaar are going to be offering the unabridged edition of the password study in a series of blog posts in hopes that someone can find the research interesting and valuable to their organization…or at the very least some good bathroom reading material.
This month, we look at part 1 of the study. In order to better understand the choices users make in passwords, we must first acknowledge that many times passwords are entirely unnecessary. A poorly designed application with an excellent password is still a poorly designed application.