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IT 549 4-1 Discussion: Passwords


Why does the use of passwords put the overall security of the network in jeopardy? First, explain the techniques and tactics that hackers commonly utilize in order to compromise passwords. Next, navigate to the following site: How Big Is Your Haystack? Once in the site, experiment with passwords of varying lengths and character types. Then, discuss your findings in the discussion topic. Be sure to discuss the impact that changing the structure of the password had on overall password security. Finally, in responding to your peers’ posts, discuss whether additional measures could have been taken in order to reduce the threat potential.

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document.

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