viernes, 7 de agosto de 2009

Mejor contraseña en blanco que "1234"

Y bueno, la verdad es que es un tanto sorprendente la siguiente información, pero pensándolo bien, si tienes seguridad física, recuerda que por ejemplo no tienes posibilidad de conectarte remotamente a un servidor 2003 o 2008 o Vista / Windows 7, si el usuario con permiso de conexión remota, tiene contraseña en blanco.

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http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yourself/password/create.mspx

“Avoid using online storage. If malicious users find these passwords stored online or on a networked computer, they have access to all your information.”

(So SKYDRIVE = BAD)
The "blank password" option
A blank password (no password at all) on your account is more secure than a weak password such as "1234". Criminals can easily guess a simplistic password, but on computers using Windows XP, an account without a password cannot be accessed remotely by means such as a network or the Internet. (This option is not available for Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows Me, or earlier versions) You can choose to use a blank password on your computer account if these criteria are met:
• You only have one computer or you have several computers but you do not need to access information on one computer from another one
• The computer is physically secure (you trust everyone who has physical access to the computer)
The use of a blank password is not always a good idea. (DUH!) For example, a laptop computer that you take with you is probably not physically secure, so on those you should have a strong password.

http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yourself/password/create.mspx