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

    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,… Continue reading Inspiration – Online security (apparently we all have a different type pattern)

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

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

Website security questions

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”… Continue reading Website security questions