Inspiration – Online security (apparently we all have a different type pattern)

Posted on Nov 2, 2015

    I recently came across an example of an online security method that I’d never seen before. The website (for an online course) asked that the user submits a typing test every-time they submit an assignment in order to prevent cheating. I didn’t know this but apparently we all have a different type pattern, […]

Symbols in passwords – we all use the same ones without realising

Posted on Oct 31, 2015

Watching a TED talk recently, an analysis of of symbols in passwords revealed that the large majority of us choose the same symbol over and over again. The requirement to include a symbol in a password is meant to increase the strength and security of a users password. But if you’re pretty sure that someone will […]

Website login security – memorable image

Posted on May 6, 2014

Recently I have seen a few websites that ask the user to choose an image, from a selection, that will show up when the user logs in to their account. The purpose being that this will add an extra level of security by allowing the user to confirm that they have, or are logging into the right […]

Website security questions

Posted on Mar 14, 2014

Sometimes you get really rubbish security questions, that anyone whose known you for more than 5 minutes could answer about you. Sometimes, you get offered freeform security questions, where you have to make one up. Those can also be a struggle because the user will either divert to the standard “what’s your mothers maiden name” […]